CIEN - Ciena Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
+0.72 (+2.08%)
At close: 4:01PM EST

35.45 +0.04 (0.11%)
After hours: 7:59PM EST

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Previous Close34.69
Bid35.00 x 1000
Ask35.45 x 800
Day's Range34.44 - 35.63
52 Week Range30.77 - 46.78
Avg. Volume2,521,928
Market Cap5.5B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.08
PE Ratio (TTM)24.35
EPS (TTM)1.45
Earnings DateDec 12, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est48.95
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Beyond this year, growth will revert to that 6%-8% range. And EPS growth of 20% a year is sustainable.Ciena acquired TeraXion for $32 million in 2016, gaining control of its high-speed photonics components, which have enabled Ciena to unroll optical chipsets. This move also gave CIEN the execution capability around TeraXion's electro-optics portion of the drivetrain as well as the company's silicon photonics.The rollout of 5G had a positive impact on the CIEN stock's most-recent quarter. And Ciena is highly engaged with its customers, especially at the optical project level. With that level of involvement with the largest tier one companies in North America, expect revenue to grow extremely well for the foreseeable future.Assuming a reasonable five-year compound annual growth rate of 7.1%, CIEN stock has an upside of over 10%. 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Additionally, its $31.29 average price target indicates about 70% upside potential. (See Enphase stock analysis on TipRanks)Ciena Corporation (CIEN)Ciena supplies telecommunications networking equipment and software as well as provides various services. While it’s no question that shares have taken a beating over the last three months, several analysts maintain that big gains are in store.The company is on track to meet its full-year 2020 revenue and margin guidance thanks to its continued focus on revenue diversification. This diversification has been witnessed not only across geographic regions, but also across customer segments.On top of this, CIEN has successfully taken market share, becoming one of the top two players in the optical systems space. 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