|Bid||24.63 x 1000|
|Ask||24.55 x 800|
|Day's Range||24.41 - 24.69|
|52 Week Range||22.42 - 28.77|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.98|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||23.34|
|Earnings Date||Jan 26, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.76 (3.10%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Nov 28, 2019|
|1y Target Est||26.10|
Juniper's (JNPR) fourth-quarter performance is likely to have benefited from its go-to-market structure to better align sales strategies with each of its core customer verticals.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2020 -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced the Company will present at the following investor.
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Juniper (JNPR) is expected to benefit from significant changes in its go-to-market structure, which will better align its sales strategies with each of its core customer verticals.
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) is best known as a giant in the networking hardware market. However, the company has been pursuing a strategy of diversification, which has provided some extra juice to Cisco stock.Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com In particular, a series of acquisitions has helped Cisco to expand into software and cybersecurity solutions. Last summer, growing revenue -- helped in no small part by those acquisitions -- was a key factor in driving Cisco stock to highs not seen since 2000, with CSCO topping $58 in July.A pair of quarters with weaker-than-expected guidance pulled the rug out from under CSCO stock, though. After dropping to $43.52 on Dec. 5, CSCO has rebounded, ending the year with a $47.96 close. That's a modest 12% gain for 2019, but a drop of 17% from its highs in July.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWill the current Cisco stock recovery continue into 2020? CSCO Stock Price PerformanceCisco's biggest competition in its core networking business is Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR). While Cisco stock posted a 12% gain for 2019, Juniper was in the red, losing nearly 8% of its value in 2019. * 10 2019 Winners That Will Be 2020 Losers Another key competitor is Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), which also slipped in 2019, closing the year down just over 1%. In that context, the performance of CSCO stock in 2019 seems much more solid.The investment Analysts polled by The Wall Street Journal have Cisco stock rated as a "buy" despite its poor performance in the second half of 2019. They also see upside for the stock, with a $52.70 average 12-month price target. Those analysts are not nearly so optimistic about Juniper or Arista Networks stock, both of which get a "hold" rating. Growth Strategy Compared to IBMOn some level, Cisco has been a competitor with IBM (NYSE:IBM), although the two were more into collaboration in 2019. The trajectories of the two companies are often compared. Both are old school technology giants that came to dominate their markets. That domination meant meaningful revenue growth required moving into promising new business areas. However, the success of their respective strategies shows markedly different results. If you look at CSCO over the past five years, it has delivered nearly 80% growth -- even after the slide in the second half of 2019. IBM, on the other hand, has struggled. Over the past five years, IBM stock is down 17%. "Cisco has been doing something IBM didn't -- the acquiring and integrating of scores of other smaller technology companies," Long Island University Economics professor Panos Mourdoukoutas wrote in Forbes. While IBM has been largely focused with trying to trying to change from within, Cisco has augmented its core networking business by buying into promising areas of growth.This has included a strong entry into workplace collaboration with the acquisition of Webex in 2007, and enterprise cybersecurity with Duo Security in 2018. Last year's $2.6 billion acquisition of Acacia Communications strengthens the company's position in data center installations, through high-speed optical data transmission.In addition, Cisco has done a good job of integrating acquisitions into its portfolio and into the marketplace to make them even more enticing for customers. For example, last November, the company announced Cisco Webex Meetings would be partnering with Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Teams. The China FactorThere has been some thought that warming trade relations with China could provide a boost to CSCO stock in 2020. InvestorPlace's Vince Martin points out that Cisco's business in China was down 31% in the last quarter. However, China's Huawei is a formidable global competitor for networking infrastructure. Any gains made by Cisco as a result of a thaw in the trade war with China could well be offset by loosening of restrictions against Huawei. Bottom Line on Cisco StockAt this point, the likelihood that the CSCO stock price will continue its recovery in 2020 seems good. Factors such as a weakness for demand in networking equipment that led to its slide in the second half of 2019 are expected to be offset by telecommunications companies investing heavily in 5G rollout. Meanwhile, CSCO's acquisition and integration strategy has been successful and shows no sign of slowing.With their $52.70 average 12-month price target, investment analysts don't see Cisco stock hitting the 19-year highs of last summer, but that's still 10% upside.As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 2019 Winners That Will Be 2020 Losers * 5-Year Returns for 5 Dow Jones Stocks Entering 2020 * 5 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy for Big Gains In 2020 The post Look for This Recovery in Cisco Stock to Carry Well into 2020 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced the appointment of Gordon Mackintosh as the new Worldwide Vice President of Channel and Virtual Sales. In his role, Mackintosh will drive Juniper’s go-to-market strategy for partners, aimed at delivering greater business outcomes through Juniper’s broad portfolio of AI-driven, cloud-based enterprise solutions and managed-services offerings, as well as simplifying the process of doing business with Juniper.
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Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) could again give investors a reason to pay attention to the networking giant. Cisco stock has not received as much attention by investors over the last few years amid the focus on cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and more trendy tech applications.Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com Now, investors may have a reason to take a second look at CSCO stock. As the internet makes the transition to 5G, CSCO could become again a more prominent name in tech as it returns to a leadership role in the industry. Will CSCO Return to Dot-Com-Era Prominence?About twenty years ago, Cisco stock helped to lead the dot-com boom. A run-up in the late 1990s led to the company briefly achieving the world's largest market cap in 2000, taking it to an all-time high of $82 per share.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHowever, after the dot-com boom gave way to a bust, Cisco stock went on to lose more than 90% of its value and gained little traction after that drop. CSCO fell out of favor and out of the headlines as it transitioned from a growth stock to a more conservative investment. In 2011, it began a move from just above the $13 per share range to about $48 per share today. * 10 Best Stocks to Beat the Market in 2020 Still, this bull trend has suffered some hiccups. Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) entry into the networking business, as well as lower guidance caused the stock to slide in August. As its current price of about $47 per share, it trades at about 17% below its 52-week high.However, CSCO has still risen by about 14% for the year. Moreover, I think the new Cisco stock should draw more attention from more risk-averse investors. Despite competitive fears from Amazon and others, the company offers some advantages. It derives only about 3% of its revenue from China. Furthermore, it has heavier exposure to other emerging Asian markets such as India, which has not become a major target of tariffs. "Internet of the Future" Could Take CSCO Stock HigherFurthermore, CSCO stock could see a return to prominence due to 5G. Cisco has bet heavily on the internet of the future. Consequently, it just released its next-generation networking internet platform called Silicon One. How this competes against the likes of Juniper (NYSE:JNPR) or Broadcom (NYSE:AVGO) is not yet known. Still, it can support 5G, an essential attribute as many believe that increased 5G traffic could overwhelm current networks.Cisco stock also reflects the attributes of an equity that will attract risk-averse and income-oriented investors. This is a far cry from its heyday when Cisco scoffed at the idea of paying dividends. Today, it not only introduced a payout in 2011, but it also increased the dividend every year since. This year's annual payout of $1.40 per share takes the yield to just over 2.9%.Also, the company, once known for its elevated multiple, now trades at a forward price-earnings (PE) ratio of about 14.1. Earnings growth levels of 4.5% this year and 4.9% the next will probably not excite investors. However, analysts predict that profit increases will average 6.99% per year over the next five years. If this forecast holds or moves higher, it could take Cisco stock higher with it. The Bottom Line on Cisco StockCisco may return to a more prominent leadership role in the tech industry. The company has spent most of the last 20 years transitioning to a more conservative investment. As few paid attention, it spent most of the 2010s in a steady growth mode. Despite this move higher, it trades at only about 14.1-times forward earnings. Now, it could play a critical role in the coming years as its customers upgrade their networks to handle 5G-level traffic.Cisco stock does not come without risk. It fell during the late summer as Amazon entered the networking business. Moreover, it will still have to compete with Juniper, Broadcom, and other networking firms.However, 5G still presents an opportunity for more rapid growth. Also, investors can receive a payout at 2.9% and rising while they wait for the recovery. Although I do not expect the growth levels of the 1990s, today's Cisco stock looks more like a reasonably priced income and growth play.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 2019 Losers That Will Be 2020 Winners * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now * 5 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Consider The post 5G Could Set Up Cisco Stock for More Gains appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Juniper Networks (JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced it will release preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 ended December 31, 2019 on Monday, January 27, 2020 after the close of the market. The Company’s senior management will host a conference call that day at 2:00 pm PT. Commentary by Ken Miller, chief financial officer, reviewing the Company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 financial results, as well as first quarter 2020 financial outlook, will be furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K and published on the Company’s website at http://investor.juniper.net.
Cisco (CSCO) ups its game in networking chip market with Silicon One Q100, putting Broadcom, Intel, Arista Networks, and Juniper Networks at risk.
Cisco may announce a shift in its business model to sell semiconductors at a "Future of the Internet" event on Wednesday, says one analyst. Cisco's move would challenge Broadcom and Arista.
Juniper Networks Inc. said Monday it has appointed Raj Yavatkar as chief technology officer with a start date of later this month. Yavatkar was in charge of developing network virtualization infrastructure and products for cloud networking at Google , Juniper said in a statement. The executive has also done stints at VMWare Inc. and Intel Corp. . Yavatkar will replace Bikash Koley, who resigned in November, according to a regulatory filing. Juniper shares were down 1% Monday and have fallen 7.4% in 2019, while the S&P 500 has gained 25%.
With the first-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the second quarter. One of these stocks was Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Is Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) going […]
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Juniper Networks, (JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, has provided a major infrastructure upgrade to Russia’s largest digital services provider, Rostelecom. The contract is a large scale modernization using Juniper Networks’ MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform and PTX Series Packet Transport Routers to improve one of the key communication transport backbones across Russia. Rostelecom is the largest digital services provider in Russia, leading Russian broadband Internet access and subscription television markets with over 13.1 million of broadband Internet users and 10.3 million subscription television users of which over 5.5 million are using Interactive TV service.
Juniper Networks, (JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced that CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research, has deployed Juniper’s networking solutions to increase the capacity of its data centers and technical network to adapt to increasing research requirements. CERN deployed Juniper Networks® QFX Series switches, EX Series Ethernet Switches and is evaluating Tungsten Fabric to create a network built for extreme computing. Home to the world-renowned Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN is advancing the boundaries of human knowledge through breakthrough research in fundamental physics.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 03, 2019 -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced several enhancements to the company’s enterprise.
Today, Juniper Networks (JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that Raj Yavatkar will be named Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Rami Rahim. Mr. Yavatkar will be responsible for heading Juniper’s technology strategy and for leading and executing several of the company’s critical future-focused technology innovations.