Juniper (JNPR +4.3%) gives back the majority of its early gains as analysts prove skeptical that...

|About: Juniper Networks (JNPR)|By:, SA News Editor

Juniper (JNPR +4.3%) gives back the majority of its early gains as analysts prove skeptical that EMC would consider buying the company, as is suggested by a rumor. Cantor, UBS, Goldman, and Oppenheimer all consider an EMC-Juniper unlikely, though Oppenehimer thinks Ericsson or a P-E firm could be interested. Also, a source tells Reuters Juniper hasn't hired an i-bank to facilitate a purchase, contradicting the rumor.