|Bid||28.09 x 1800|
|Ask||28.08 x 1400|
|Day's Range||28.01 - 28.26|
|52 Week Range||23.61 - 30.80|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.54|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||45.14|
|Earnings Date||Jan 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.72 (2.56%)|
|1y Target Est||28.25|
# Juniper Networks Inc ### NYSE:JNPR View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for JNPR with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting JNPR. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $9.45 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold JNPR are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Negative According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Technology sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Neutral The current level displays a neutral indicator. JNPR credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
China has taken certain decisive steps to ease some bottlenecks in the bilateral trade relations with the United States, as higher level trade talks are slated later this month.
I have spoken a lot about analysts' favorite stocks to buy. But along with buying comes the stocks to sell. You have to know when to cash out at the right time. This is all the more important given the current market conditions. Even top-rated stocks are getting hammered right lately. Luckily Morgan Stanley is out with its list of the stocks you should sell now. These stocks all have a "sell" rating from the firm and "an unfavorable risk-reward skew." As the firm explains, these companies are "facing challenges that are independent of cyclical trends." The worst part is that they could even lose over half their value in the next 12-18 months. These challenges include everything from market-share loss and rising competition to deteriorating end markets and cost pressures. In short, when it comes to these stocks, save your money. There are much more worthy investing opportunities out there. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks You Can Set and Forget (Even In This Market) Here I also use TipRanks market data to get a better idea of where these stocks are heading. What's the rest of the Street saying, for example? Let's take a closer look these even stocks to sell: ### Juniper Networks (JNPR) Click to Enlarge Morgan Stanley says "sell" networking and cybersecurity stock Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR). The firm isn't alone in its bearish take on this stock. Goldman Sachs' Rod Hall (Track Record & Ratings) is also advising investors to spend their money elsewhere -- and put this on their list of stocks to sell when the price is right. The analyst stated "we would advise investors to use any strength to reduce exposure as we believe 2019 forecasts remain overly optimistic for Routing just on the basis of deflation in the data center." Hall continued: "Beyond this we believe that 2019 is a year of routing architecture transition in U.S. carrier networks toward lower cost ports and software as Verizon's 5G build gains some momentum as does the fully automated network solution that we believe comes along with 5G." Indeed, long-term concerns -- and a lack of catalysts -- keep Rosenblatt's Ryan Koontz in the bear camp. "We expect continued pricing and top line pressure to drive gross margin weakness and earnings below consensus over 4Q18 through FY19" he writes. Both Hall and Koontz believe the stock looks overvalued at current levels. Hall is modelling for a potential 25% drop in shares; Koontz for 10%. That's with shares already down 2% on a three-month basis. Not that JNPR doesn't have its supporters. Four analysts still rate the stock a "buy." Hence its "hold" Street consensus. Interested in JNPR? Get a free JNPR Stock Research Report. ### Hertz Rental (HTZ) Click to Enlarge Leave while you can! Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas (Track Record & Ratings) has just reiterated a "sell" rating on Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ). Although high prices in used vehicles "saved" third-quarter results, he is troubled by a dangerous trio of rising finance costs, secular pressures and weakness in rental car pricing. According to the firm, the rental-car company is highly exposed to the peaking used car and auto credit markets. "We continue to believe HTZ confronts substantial secular problems in car rental manifesting in slower growth and cost headwinds for depreciation and cost of funds," writes Jonas. "We would use the recent stabilization of the stock price as an opportunity to reduce exposure." * The 7 Best Stocks in the Entrepreneur Index He has a $15 price target on the stock (7% upside from current levels). Bear in mind, shares have already plunged 35% year-to-date. And as we can see above, the company holds a fairly damning "moderate sell" Street consensus, making this a smart stock to sell. Get the HTZ Stock Research Report. ### Abercrombie (ANF) Click to Enlarge It's best to put struggling fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) on your stocks to sell list for now. That's the advice not just of Morgan Stanley, but the Street in general. This is a stock with a "moderate sell" Street consensus, and an average price target that suggests shares could fall 12%. However, Morgan Stanley's price target of just $14 suggests a much deeper pullback of 34% is possible. ANF is in the midst of a major organizational, product and strategy overhaul in an effort to stabilize its top-line efforts which are accelerating share gains out of Hollister (58% of 2017 sales) and slowly taking root in the A&F brand (42% of sales). "These updates could not be more necessary, in our view, with the company ending 2016 with productivity and profitability at trough levels, including a (0.3%) EBIT margin" writes RBC Capital's Brian Tunick (Track Record & Ratings). Another worrying thought -- with 25% short interest, expect shares to remain volatile. Right now, the stock is trading down 18% in the last six months, but has gained 7% over the last three months. Get the ANF Stock Research Report. ### Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) Click to Enlarge The situation for home-retail store Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) is looking increasingly perilous. * Shares have crashed 44% in the last one year. * The Street consensus is "moderate sell," with analysts tilting towards sell over hold. * Even after such dramatic losses, the average analyst price target of $10.50 still indicates shares will fall rather than rise (the current share price is $12.06). So we are looking at downside of 14% right now. * Citi has just lowered its PT from $13 to $10, while Wolfe Research's PT has also shrunk from $15 to $10 * And on top of all that, Argus analyst Chris Graja (Track Record & Ratings) downgraded Bed Bath & Beyond to Hold from Buy. He cites a lack of confidence in the company meeting long-term targets, ongoing gross margin pressure, declines in store traffic and overspending. Let's close this stock with the words of Wells Fargo's Zachary Fadem: "With the benefits of Toys 'R Us closures, a strong consumer environment and a host of ambitious company initiatives failing to materialize in our view thus far, we remain bearish … and see further downside risk ahead." * 9 A-Rated Safety Stocks for a Grossly Oversold Market Add in the threat of e-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), and you can see why it's best to put this is the "stocks to sell" pile. Get the BBBY Stock Research Report. ### Fitbit (FIT) Click to Enlarge Even a recent earnings beat was not enough to convince the Street that Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) is a worthy investing proposition. The fitness tracker maker has had a hard time on the market since it went public in 2015. And it doesn't look like a turnaround is coming any time soon. In fact, in the last five years, share prices have almost halved. Now Morgan Stanley says this is a "sell" rating stock, with a price target of just $4. From current levels that means we are looking at downside potential of over 25%. The firm's Yuuji Anderson (Track Record & Ratings) remains skeptical that the improvements with Charge 3 and Versa can make up for ongoing legacy declines. Fitbit Charge 3 is a heart rate fitness tracker that tracks activity, exercise and sleep, while the Versa is FIT's $199 smartwatch, and answer to the Apple Watch. Anderson thinks the current pace of new features is not enough to stabilize declining demand this year and expects shares to underperform into 2019. Most damning is the feedback from Citi analyst Jim Suva. He maintains a "sell" rating on the stock with a $5 price target. The problem: even though they may be cheaper, Fitbit's new products "are not as smart as the Apple watch". Overall, the Street consensus on FIT stands at a slightly more positive "hold." Get the FIT Stock Research Report. ### Macy's (M) Click to Enlarge Hot on the heels of Morgan Stanley's Sell rating for Macy's (NYSE:M) comes another bearish turn. This time it's from Atlantic Equities analyst Daniela Nedialkova (Track Record & Ratings). She has just downgraded M from "hold" to "sell." That's with a $28 price target, exactly in line with Morgan Stanley. From current levels that means both firms see prices dropping 5%. Nedialkova puts her move down to unrealistic market expectations. She comments "With prior year comparisons turning tougher for the next several quarters, we see expectations as too high. Macy's is continuing to execute on its strategic initiatives but we do not expect to see a material impact in the numbers until later in the year." For example, the company is currently investing $200 million in its Growth50 initiative. This is an experimental retail strategy offering expanded curated merchandise to 50 key locations. * 10 Oversold Stocks Due for a Bounce However these rewards will take time to materialize, and in the meantime expect trading to stay choppy: "As we expect most of 2019 will still be a year of transition, and with upcoming difficult prior year comparisons, we expect more volatility from the stock and given currently high expectations, see downside risk." Get the M Stock Research Report. ### United Natural Foods (UNFI) Click to Enlarge United Natural Foods (NYSE:UNFI) is a distributor of natural and organic and specialty foods across the U.S. and Canada. Its also the primary distributor to Amazon's Whole Foods Market. However, this isn't enough to save the stock from a pretty poor stock rating. Not one top-performing analyst rates the stock a "buy," and the overall consensus is "hold." A lot of people put this on their stocks to sell list already. That's with shares losing a disastrous 75% of their value in the last year. As you can imagine, analysts are not recommending a buy-the-dip type scenario here. For example, Morgan Stanley's Vincent Sinisi (Track Record & Ratings) has a "sell" rating on UNFI. He made the call following the news that UNFI would buy supermarket chain SuperValu. The deal was valued at a cool $2.9 billion. While "notable potential growth opportunities exist" for the combined company, integration risks leave Sinisi concerned. First quarter results provided fresh disappointment -- and caution. SuperValu reported a very soft first half of the year, with wholesale EBITDA declining more than 20% to $131M from $165M in the prior year. "With a bottom less clear in UNFI shares and limited margin for error given very high leverage levels, we believe investors should tread cautiously from here" sums up Oppenheimer's Rupesh Parikh. "Execution at SVU remains the key risk, especially against the current difficult grocery backdrop" he concludes. Get the UNFI Stock Research Report. TipRanks.com offers exclusive insights for investors by focusing on the moves of experts: Analysts, Insiders, Bloggers, Hedge Fund Managers and more. See what the experts are saying about your stocks now at TipRanks.com. As of this writing, Harriet Lefton did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for Winning the Online Battle * The 7 Best Stocks in the Entrepreneur Index * 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens Compare Brokers The post Morgan Stanley: 7 Risky Stocks to Sell Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
# Juniper Networks Inc ### NYSE:JNPR View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for JNPR with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting JNPR. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Positive ETF activity is positive. Over the last month, growth of ETFs holding JNPR is favorable, with net inflows of $20.51 billion. This is among the highest net inflows seen over the last one-year and the rate of additional inflows appears to be increasing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Negative According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Technology sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Neutral The current level displays a neutral indicator. JNPR credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Nokia (NOK) and Ukkoverkot are providing a private LTE network at the Finnish port of HaminaKotka, the companies have announced. Partnering to bring LTE network to the HaminaKotka port appears to be part of Nokia’s efforts to diversify outside the typical telecommunications operators market. According to Nokia, its primary telecommunications operators market is growing at a slower pace than what it calls the adjacent market.
Could Cisco Stock Be a Good Buy This Year?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ recommendations Of the 27 analysts tracking Cisco Systems (CSCO), 19 recommend “buy,” and eight recommend “hold.” Their 12-month average price target for Cisco is $52.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) has struck a deal to acquire semiconductor company Luxtera. The deal is worth $660 million and is expected to close in Cisco’s third quarter of fiscal 2019. Cisco is currently in its second quarter.
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Ericsson (ERIC) to provide Cloud Packet Core and Cloud Data Management plus Policy solutions for the advancement of Tigo's network across the West African nation.
Viasat's (VSAT) enhanced KG-142 network encryptor device ensures secured transmission of sensitive information related to the government and military customers.
Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.
Microsoft (MSFT) could be looking to acquire Mellanox (MLNX), according to today’s report from The Times of Israel. Mellanox’s manufacturing and engineering headquarters are in Israel while its business headquarters are in California. The company manufactures networking hardware such as ethernet switches for data centers.
If there’s one phrase that defines Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Amazon stock in a nutshell, it is this: big growth, small margins. Amazon has been content to generate slim margins while rapidly growing its market share by charging lower prices than its competitors. Economic growth has been interpreted as a given.
Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) and Home Depot (NYSE:HD) are leaning bearishly and the third, Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB), may only be up because everything else is down. At the end of last month, Juniper Networks shares were pushing up and off a pretty significant support line that made up the lower edge of rising trading range. Click to Enlarge • A close look at the daily chart indicates that with Monday’s weakness, Juniper shares have fallen below the support line that has been guiding it higher since April’s low.
Will Ericsson Stock Continue Its Stellar Run in 2019? Analysts expect Ericsson’s (ERIC) revenue to rise 3.2% to $6.9 billion in the fourth quarter, indicating a marginal rise of 0.7% and revenue of $23.7 billion for the company in 2018. While Ericsson’s revenue is expected to rise 3.5% to $5.26 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the company’s sales could fall 0.1% to $23.69 billion in the year.
Shares of telecommunications equipment company Ericsson (ERIC) have risen 34.3% in 2018. The stock is currently trading at $8.79, 46.5% above its 52-week low of $6.00. Ericsson has outperformed its peers and the indexes in 2018.
Juniper Networks (JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today confirmed it will release preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, after the close of the market. The Company’s senior management will host a conference call that day at 2:00 pm PT. A commentary by Ken Miller, chief financial officer, reviewing the Company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 financial results, as well as first quarter 2019 financial outlook, will be furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K and published on the Company’s website at http://investor.juniper.net.
Viasat's (VSAT) deal with Sandler Partners will enable the latter to offer Viasat's high valued bandwidth service plans to businesses.
Since August, Nokia (NOK) has secured at least 750 million euros in financing committed from two European banks, mostly for its 5G-related research and development (or R&D) initiatives. Nokia typically spends big on R&D. In 2017, R&D spending represented 21.2% of Nokia’s total revenue in the year. That marked an increase from the previous two years. In 2016, Nokia spent 20.8% of its total revenue in the year on financing R&D projects. In 2015, it spent 16.8% of its total revenue to finance R&D.
While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by uncertainty regarding the future of the interest rate environment in the US, declining oil prices and the trade war with China, many smart money investors are keeping their optimism regarding the current bull run, while still hedging many of their long positions. However, as we know, […]