Juniper Networks (JNPR) - Get Report was down 2.6% in late morning, missing out on the broad gains in the networking sector sparked by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter's upgrade of Cisco (CSCO) - Get Report.

In his note accompanying the Cisco call, analyst Chris Stix points out that Cisco last week beat out Juniper on a $100 million to $200 million router contract from

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. Stix said he believes Cisco is starting to regain momentum in the router business.