Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Consumer Goods Stocks: Agrium (NYSE: AGU) and Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)

By Jason Carr

Companies in the Consumer Goods sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Agrium (NYSE: AGU) and Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR).

Agrium (NYSE: AGU)

RBC Capital analyst Stephen Walker reiterated a Buy rating on Agrium (NYSE: AGU) on June 27 and set a price target of $110. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $91.25, close to its 52-week high of $111.88.

According to TipRanks.com, Walker is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.6% and a 46.6% success rate. Walker covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Wheaton Precious Metals Corp, Newmont Mining Corporation, and Novagold Resources Inc New.

Agrium has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $102.

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)

RBC Capital analyst Mitch Steves reiterated a Hold rating on Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) on June 27 and set a price target of $30. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $28.17.

According to TipRanks.com, Steves is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 32.2% and a 87.0% success rate. Steves covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Brocade Communication Systems Inc, Benchmark Electronics, and Sanmina-Sci Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Juniper Networks is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $31.65, representing a 12.4% upside.

In a report issued on June 12, Jefferies also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $24.50 price target.

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