Are Analysts Bullish Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) After Last Week?

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The institutional investor held 11,792 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.65 million, down from 15,382 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Healthcor Management Lp who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $353.47B market cap company. On during the last trading session the stock increased $0.19 or 0.15%, reaching $130.62.Currently Johnson & Johnson is uptrending after 1.12% change in last April 16, 2017. About 6.38M shares traded.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. JNJ underperformed the S&P500 by 10.43%. It also reduced its holding in Cooper Cos Inc (NYSE:COO) by 13,186 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 287,525 shares, and cut its stake in American Tower Corp New (NYSE:AMT). The company has a market cap of $350,440.66, a PE ratio of 18.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.74.

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The company now expects 2018 sales of $81 billion to $81.8 billion and earnings in the range of $8 to $8.20 a share. Roffman Miller Inc Pa has invested 3.42% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). The stock increased 0.08% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $12.69. Beach Investment Management LLC. raised its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 1,256.6% in the second quarter.

Analysts await Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) to report earnings on April, 17. It has underperformed by 19.69% the S&P500.

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Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. That's change of 0.04, from 2017Q3's 0.83. The ratio increased due to JNJ positioning: 35 sold and 884 reduced. 107 funds opened positions while 288 raised stakes. Clear Harbor Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.54% or 33,732 shares in its portfolio. Stewart & Patten Co Limited Com holds 5.45% or 218,305 shs. Dafna Mgmt Ltd has 0.71% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 9,400 shares.

Beach Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $1.43 billion and $1.03 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) by 152,868 shares to 202,004 shares, valued at $6.16M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Vetr raised Johnson & Johnson from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $150.89 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 11th.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Capital Investment Advisors LLC Sells 894 Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)" was first published by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. Prudential Pcl holds 3.14 million shares or 1.34% of its portfolio. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on Johnson & Johnson from $142.00 to $145.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Petrus Trust Lta has invested 3.86% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Steinberg Glob Asset, Florida-based fund reported 22,935 shs. Marathon Asset Management Llp has invested 4.16% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). South State Corp reported 163,050 shares or 2.46% of all its holdings. 405.24 million shares or 0.97% more from 401.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

JNJ had 1 insider sale and 0 buys since February 15, 2018. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 48% are positive. 22 are the (NYSE:JNJ)'s analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, July 19 by UBS. In Thursday, April 12 report Credit Suisse upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $15400 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Wednesday, October 7. On Wednesday, October 18 the firm earned "Buy" rating by Leerink Swann. The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 2. On Friday, March 23 Jefferies maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, July 20 by FBN Securities. The stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Monday, October 23. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $144.03. The stock of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, May 26.


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