Juniper Slumps as Rivals Bulk Up

Investors worry that the company faces tougher competition from the Ericsson-Redback combo

Investors sold Juniper Networks (JNPR) shares on Dec. 20, after news that Ericsson (ERIC) is buying Redback Networks (RBAK) for $1.9 billion. Market players worried that Juniper's CEO Scott G. Kriens will have a tough time battling his now enlarged competition.

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