Johnson & Johnson Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.84 (NYSE:JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 19th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th will be given a dividend of 0.84 per share on Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a $3.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 27th.

Johnson & Johnson has increased its dividend by an average of 6.7% per year over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 54 consecutive years. Johnson & Johnson has a payout ratio of 46.2% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect Johnson & Johnson to earn $7.84 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $3.36 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 42.9%.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) opened at 141.78 on Friday. Johnson & Johnson has a 12-month low of $109.32 and a 12-month high of $144.35. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $135.26 and its 200-day moving average is $131.38. The company has a market cap of $380.54 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.66 and a beta of 0.78.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The company reported $1.90 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $19.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.29 billion. Johnson & Johnson had a return on equity of 27.68% and a net margin of 21.28%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.68 EPS. Analysts predict that Johnson & Johnson will post $7.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on JNJ shares. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 target price (up from $136.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut Johnson & Johnson from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $125.00 to $130.00 in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $145.00 price objective on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Alembic Global Advisors cut Johnson & Johnson from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Johnson & Johnson from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $143.70.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Harding Loevner LP bought a new position in shares of Johnson & Johnson during the second quarter valued at approximately $106,000. IHT Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 46.4% during the second quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 10,942 shares of the company’s stock valued at $122,000 after acquiring an additional 3,467 shares in the last quarter. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc bought a new position in shares of Johnson & Johnson during the second quarter valued at approximately $124,000. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 1.7% during the second quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 1,457 shares of the company’s stock valued at $193,000 after acquiring an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Intercontinental Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Johnson & Johnson during the second quarter valued at approximately $200,000. Institutional investors own 65.89% of the company’s stock.

About Johnson & Johnson

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.

Dividend History for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

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