was up 6.6% in early trading after
began coverage with an accumulate rating and set its 12- to 18-month price target at $110. Merrill said Juniper has emerged as one of the leading companies in the high-end router market.
Merrill also started
with an accumulate rating and set its target at $48. Extreme was up 12.8%.
Other network equipment companies were also rising, among them
, which was ahead 3%.