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How to buy Juniper Networks stock
Learn how to easily invest in Juniper Networks stock.
Juniper Networks Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Juniper Networks shares (JNPR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Juniper Networks employs 10,535 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.9 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- JNPR shares summary
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- Is JNPR stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is JNPR suitable for ethical investing?
- Are JNPR shares over-valued?
- Juniper Networks's financials
- How volatile are JNPR shares?
- Does Juniper Networks pay a dividend?
- Have JNPR shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Juniper Networks stock price (NYSE: JNPR)Use our graph to track the performance of JNPR stocks over time.
Juniper Networks shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$27.63|
|52-week range||$25.73 - $37.60|
|50-day moving average||$28.09|
|200-day moving average||$31.49|
|Wall St. target price||$32.76|
|Dividend yield||$0.82 (3.22%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.18|
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Juniper Networks price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-29)||5.82%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-07-06)||-1.64%|
|6 months (2022-04-05)||-23.86%|
|1 year (2021-10-06)||-1.60%|
|2 years (2020-10-06)||27.09%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||15.95%|
|5 years (2017-10-05)||28.45|
Is Juniper Networks stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Juniper Networks stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Juniper Networks's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Juniper Networks's P/E ratio
Juniper Networks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Juniper Networks shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Juniper Networks's PEG ratio
Juniper Networks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1049. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Juniper Networks's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Juniper Networks's EBITDA
Juniper Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $688.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Juniper Networks's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Juniper Networks financials
|Revenue TTM||$4.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.27%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.1%|
|Market capitalisation||$8.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Juniper Networks's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Juniper Networks.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Juniper Networks's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 19.55
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Juniper Networks's overall score of 19.55 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Juniper Networks is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Juniper Networks's environmental score
Environmental score: 2.38/100
Juniper Networks's environmental score of 2.38 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Juniper Networks is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Juniper Networks's social score
Social score: 11.77/100
Juniper Networks's social score of 11.77 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Juniper Networks is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Juniper Networks's governance score
Governance score: 10.4/100
Juniper Networks's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Juniper Networks is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Juniper Networks's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Juniper Networks scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Juniper Networks has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||19.55|
|Total ESG percentile||15.06|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
Juniper Networks share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 47.43% of net profits
Recently Juniper Networks has paid out, on average, around 47.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Juniper Networks shareholders could enjoy a 3.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Juniper Networks's case, that would currently equate to about $0.82 per share.
While Juniper Networks's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Juniper Networks may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Juniper Networks's most recent dividend payout was on 21 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Juniper Networks's shares ever split?
Juniper Networks's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 June 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Juniper Networks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Juniper Networks shares which in turn could have impacted Juniper Networks's share price.
Juniper Networks share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Juniper Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.73 up to $37.6039. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Juniper Networks's is 0.8638. This would suggest that Juniper Networks's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Juniper Networks overview
Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. The company offers routing products, such as ACX series universal access routers to deploy high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that function as a universal edge platform; PTX series packet transport routers; wide-area network SDN controllers; and session smart routers. It also provides switching products, including EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation, and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus environments; QFX series of core, spine, and top-of-rack data center switches; and juniper access points, which provide Wi-Fi access and performance. In addition, the company offers security products comprising SRX series services gateways for the data center; Branch SRX family provides an integrated and next-generation firewall; virtual firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; and advanced malware protection, a cloud-based service and Juniper ATP. Further, it offers Junos OS, a network operating system; Contrail networking, which provides an open-source and standards-based platform for SDN; Mist AI-driven Wired, Wireless, and WAN assurance solutions to set and measure key metrics; Mist AI-driven Marvis Virtual Network Assistant, which identifies the root cause of issues; Juniper Paragon Automation, a modular portfolio of cloud-native software applications; and Juniper Apstra to automate the network lifecycle in a single system. Additionally, the company provides software-as-a-service, technical support, maintenance, and professional services, as well as education and training programs.
Juniper Networks in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Juniper Networks is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.368% of Juniper Networks shares are held by insiders and 94.47% by institutions. How many people work for Juniper Networks?
Latest data suggests 10,535 work at Juniper Networks. When does the fiscal year end for Juniper Networks?
Juniper Networks's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Juniper Networks based?
Juniper Networks's address is: 1133 Innovation Way, Sunnyvale, CA, United States, 94089 What is Juniper Networks's ISIN number?
Juniper Networks's international securities identification number is: US48203R1041 What is Juniper Networks's CUSIP number?
Juniper Networks's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 481905503
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