Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) Increases Dividend to $0.18 Per Share

Juniper Networks declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Tuesday, January 30th that allows the company to repurchase $2.00 billion in outstanding shares. MKM Partners' price target would suggest a potential upside of 26.22% from the company's previous close. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has risen 32.01% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.75% the S&P500.

R-G Niederhoffer Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Wal (WMT) by 112.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jennison Associates Llc sold 37,314 shares as the company's stock rose 4.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.47 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $71.31 million, down from 1.48 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 1.29% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $25.92. About 3.27M shares traded or 90.37% up from the average. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has risen 46.45% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 2.40 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.46 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.46. It also increased its holding in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 95,621 shares in the quarter, for a total of 771,585 shares, and has risen its stake in United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX).

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.4/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.38/share. ORCL's profit will be $2.73B for 19.14 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.66 EPS. analysts anticipate that Juniper Networks will post 1.34 EPS for the current year. Its up 0.19, from 0.75 in 2017Q2.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) was reduced too. Pggm Invests invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. Johnson Fin Group reported 39,590 shares stake. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. Sei Invests holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). First Foundation Advsrs holds 0.02% or 4,540 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The accumulated 0.02% or 489,984 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Banking holds 780,804 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Coldstream Cap Mngmt owns 19,570 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Bridgeway Capital Mgmt stated it has 0.2% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Communication invested in 0% or 685 shares. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 27% are positive. PriceSmart had 7 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:GNW) advice adding it to buy candidate list. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Monday, September 11. (NYSE:JNPR) by 12.8% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by UBS. The rating was downgraded by Stephens to "Equal Weight" on Thursday, October 15. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, December 15.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $438,944 activity. 964.87 million shares or 1.00% less from 974.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. now owns 115,933 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $3,226,000 after buying an additional 2,225 shares in the last quarter.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.51 in Q3 2017. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.86%. It is negative, as 41 investors sold JNPR shares while 129 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. If a company's profit is $800 million and there are 40 million shares, then the EPS is $20. The overall volume in the last trading session was 5.39 million shares.

Currently, 0.20% of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 17.

JNPR has been the subject of a number of other reports. Chevy Chase Trust Holdg Inc accumulated 331,694 shares. Summit Grp Ltd Liability Corp reported 4,400 shares. Fisher Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 201,899 shares. Moreover, Assetmark Inc has 0% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. ValuEngine upgraded Juniper Networks from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Therefore 38% are positive. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Juniper Networks by 18.6% in the third quarter. On Thursday, October 12 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with "Hold". (NYSE:WMT) on Wednesday, August 9 with "Hold" rating. The rating was initiated by Drexel Hamilton with "Buy" on Friday, October 9. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with "Neutral". The stock has "Neutral" rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Thursday, July 21. On Monday, June 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sell". (NYSE:JNPR) rating on Wednesday, January 31. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 26 by Robert W. Baird.

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