Hot Stock Analysis: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson Downgraded On Hefty Valuation Compared To Peers

Johnson & Johnson Downgraded On Hefty Valuation Compared To Peers

It has underperformed by 58.54% the S&P500.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. Analysts forecast EPS of $1.79, up exactly $0.11 or 6.55 % from 2014's $1.68 EPS. JNJ's profit will be $4.80 billion for 18.42 P/E if the $1.79 EPS becomes a reality. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 1.5% in the second quarter. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 226,693 shares in the company, valued at $30,993,466.96.

Short interest, or the number of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted, is another metric investors use to get a pulse on sentiment. Its down 0.03, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 63 investors sold JNJ shares while 834 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. (NYSE:CAT). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt reported 43,780 shares. Marble Harbor Counsel Ltd Liability Com has 11,690 shares.

EPS Estimate for the next year is 7.73. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Invesco Limited, a Georgia-based fund reported 612,525 shares. Finally, Crossvault Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Johnson & Johnson by 1.2% during the second quarter. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 1.04% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 1.14 million shares. Moreover, Live Your Vision Limited Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) for 674 shares. Johnson & Johnson's revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. Poplar Forest Capital Lc invested in 0.19% or 16,657 shares. Brown Advisory accumulated 0.61% or 1.51M shares. Credit Suisse Group reissued a "buy" recommendation on stocks of Johnson & Johnson in a study note published on Fri, Aug 4th. crowd sourced stock rating company Vetr lowered Johnson & Johnson from a "hold" recommendation to a "sell" recommendation and fixed a $130.49 target price for The a study report on early Monday.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Hospitality Props's analysts are positive. JNJ was included in 65 notes of analysts from August 7, 2015. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 19 by Argus Research. Atlantic Securities cut Johnson & Johnson from a neutral rating to an underweight rating and set a $113.00 price objective on the a research note on Friday, July 21st. Vetr downgraded the shares of JNJ in report on Monday, August 31 to "Strong-Buy" rating. On Friday, June 2 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Buy". Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: and their article: "Pfizer sues Johnson & Johnson, alleging anticompetitive practices to maintain ..." published on September 20, 2017 as well as's news article titled: "China's WuXi, Johnson & Johnson-backed XW Labs lands $17.5M series B" with publication date: September 20, 2017. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $16200 target. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. (NYSE:CAT) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 26. A composite of 13 technical indicators that includes measures such as moving averages and momentum oscillators suggests that JNJ is a buy, which implies that JNJ is expected to outperform the market based on prior trading patterns. Valley National Advisers owns 10,983 shares for 0.52% of their portfolio. Another trade for 8,130 shares valued at $10,000 was made by Hume Patricia on Tuesday, May 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. Cisco Systems Inc. had 109 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 30,300 are owned by Crestpoint Management Ltd Liability Corp. Homrich Berg holds 0.47% or 40,041 shares. Kessler Gru Limited Co reported 4.39% stake. Saybrook Nc reported 55,372 shares. The Vermont-based Hanson & Doremus Investment Management has invested 0.5% in the stock. (NASDAQ:IPAS). 474,363 are owned by Geode Capital Ltd Liability Com. Westpac Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 230,347 shares. The data from the past twelve months tells a similar story: insiders executed 10 buys and 25 sells, and ownership decreased by a net of 411959 shares. Franklin Res Incorporated holds 39.83M shares. Donald Smith & stated it has 0.29% of its portfolio in Ruby Tuesday, Inc. Heritage Wealth holds 15,711 shares or 1.08% of its portfolio. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 45% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, May 24 by Aegis Capital. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, March 24. Laurel Wealth Advisors has an ownership of 47,179 company stock worth at $5,875,000 following purchasing an extra 700 shares through out the quarter. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, February 12 to "Market Perform". As per Thursday, December 22, the company rating was downgraded by CLSA.

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