Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) by 2.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 102,505 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,400 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s holdings in Juniper Networks were worth $2,858,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Creative Planning boosted its position in Juniper Networks by 0.4% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 4,696 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 21 shares in the last quarter. Tredje AP fonden boosted its position in Juniper Networks by 0.4% in the first quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 19,874 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $553,000 after buying an additional 74 shares in the last quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. boosted its position in Juniper Networks by 1.2% in the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 9,343 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $260,000 after buying an additional 115 shares in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Juniper Networks by 1.4% in the first quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 9,885 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $275,000 after buying an additional 133 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cadence Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Juniper Networks by 1.7% in the first quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 12,867 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $358,000 after buying an additional 214 shares in the last quarter. 92.77% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) remained flat at $27.16 during midday trading on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,880,438 shares. Juniper Networks, Inc. has a 52 week low of $22.40 and a 52 week high of $30.96. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $28.37 and a 200 day moving average price of $28.55. The firm has a market cap of $10.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.25 and a beta of 1.07.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The network equipment provider reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.03. Juniper Networks had a return on equity of 14.13% and a net margin of 12.66%. The business had revenue of $1.31 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.50 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Juniper Networks, Inc. will post $2.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.47%. Juniper Networks’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.39%.

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A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on JNPR shares. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Juniper Networks in a report on Saturday, April 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Juniper Networks in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Juniper Networks in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Cowen and Company upped their price objective on shares of Juniper Networks from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Juniper Networks from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.94.

In other Juniper Networks news, VP Terrance F. Spidell sold 3,313 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.69, for a total value of $91,736.97. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Vincent Molinaro sold 5,031 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total value of $150,930.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 18,944 shares of company stock valued at $555,049 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

Juniper Networks Company Profile

Juniper Networks, Inc designs, develops and sells products and services for high-performance networks to enable customers to build networks for their businesses. The Company sells its products in over 100 countries in three geographic regions: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR)

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