Shares of Juniper Networks Inc. JNPR,
inched 0.56% higher to $32.12 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX,
falling 0.20% to 3,990.97 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
falling 1.14% to 33,910.85. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Juniper Networks Inc. closed $6.02 short of its 52-week high ($38.14), which the company reached on March 31st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO,
fell 1.64% to $48.08, VMware Inc. VMW,
rose 0.04% to $124.98, and Fortinet Inc. FTNT,
rose 2.52% to $50.10. Trading volume (4.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.1 M.