Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Upgraded at Vetr Inc.

Vetr upgraded shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday, October 30th. Vetr currently has $137.71 price target on the stock.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a buy rating and issued a $138.00 price target on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. UBS AG reissued a buy rating and set a $148.00 price objective (up from $136.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson & Johnson from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $148.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Cowen and Company set a $147.00 price target on shares of Johnson & Johnson and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Johnson & Johnson currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $143.70.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) traded down $0.87 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $138.00. 4,112,134 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,903,571. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a current ratio of 1.32. Johnson & Johnson has a 52 week low of $109.32 and a 52 week high of $144.35. The firm has a market cap of $373,080.00, a P/E ratio of 19.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.83 and a beta of 0.82.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. The company reported $1.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $19.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.29 billion. Johnson & Johnson had a return on equity of 27.38% and a net margin of 21.28%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.68 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Johnson & Johnson will post 7.28 earnings per share for the current year.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th will be given a $0.84 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 27th. This represents a $3.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.43%. Johnson & Johnson’s payout ratio is 58.33%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in JNJ. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 4.3% during the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 160,223,321 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,955,806,000 after purchasing an additional 6,656,371 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Johnson & Johnson by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 174,073,764 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,028,219,000 after purchasing an additional 4,332,612 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in Johnson & Johnson by 717.9% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,748,008 shares of the company’s stock worth $495,837,000 after purchasing an additional 3,289,763 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 200,450,985 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,517,661,000 after acquiring an additional 3,023,110 shares during the period. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 47.9% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 7,970,670 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,054,433,000 after acquiring an additional 2,581,562 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 65.93% of the company’s stock.

Johnson & Johnson Company Profile

Johnson & Johnson is a holding company, which is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the healthcare field. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices. Its primary focus is products related to human health and well-being.

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