"Just be nice, you know! Oh, fairly nice,
not too nice of course, they take advantage
but nice enough, just nice enough
to let them feel they're not quite as nice as they might be."
-- From "The English Are So Nice," by D.H. Lawrence
At a time when everybody else is talking about a healthy enterprise computing market driven by pent-up demand and refreshed IT spending budgets, networking expert Juniper merely tiptoes along. When you're up against Brobdingnagians like Cisco Systems
Juniper just reported first-quarter results that look nice on the surface: Revenue got a 16% boost year over year to $913 million, while non-GAAP earnings shot up 59% to $0.27 per diluted share.
Telecom giant Verizon
There is some hope of continued health if Juniper's new distribution deals with IBM
So Juniper's 6% drop today looks justified from where I sit. What do you think, dear Fool? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Just -- just be nice, you know!
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