Fred Alger Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 17.3% in the fourth quarter. The stock was trading on below-average volume. Roundview Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Independence Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 52.5% in the third quarter. New Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in Johnson & Johnson during the fourth quarter worth $214,000. Johnson & Johnson makes up approximately 1.7% of Investec Asset Management North America Inc.'s portfolio, making the stock its 15th largest position.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) traded up 0.41% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $121.87. The 50 day moving average of NYSE:JNJ is 125.32 and the 200 day moving average is 118.02. The company has PEG ratio of 3.49 and price to cash ratio of 7.85. Johnson & Johnson has a 52-week low of $109.32 and a 52-week high of $129.00. Johnson & Johnson also was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 3,039 put options on the company.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 18th. The company reported $1.83 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.77 by $0.06. Johnson & Johnson had a return on equity of 25.61% and a net margin of 22.78%.
EPS growth for this year is 8.30% and EPS growth for next year is expected to reach at 5.18%.
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Johnson & Johnson's revenue has risen over the past few years following its restructuring of its business segments and the strong performances of a few of its key products, including Xarelto, Zytiga, Remicade, Stelara, and Olysio. Analysts predict that Johnson & Johnson will post $7.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Several brokerages have recently commented on JNJ. BTIG Research reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research report on Wednesday.
Over the last twelve months shares in Johnson & Johnson have increased by 12.65% from 107.95 to 121.61.
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The Company has 2710.89 million shares outstanding and 2709.51 million shares were floated in market. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Johnson & Johnson presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $124.38.
In other Johnson & Johnson news, VP Paulus Stoffels sold 22,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 15th.
Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.50. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 127,650 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,972,068.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.11% of the company's stock.
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