Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, October 24th. The firm currently has a $137.71 price objective on the stock. Vetr‘s price objective suggests a potential downside of 1.33% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson from $140.00 to $149.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Credit Suisse Group set a $154.00 target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price objective on shares of Johnson & Johnson from $157.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Barclays PLC lifted their price objective on shares of Johnson & Johnson from $140.00 to $148.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $155.00 price objective (up previously from $147.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $143.70.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE JNJ) opened at $139.56 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.32 and a quick ratio of 1.02. The stock has a market cap of $374,930.72, a P/E ratio of 19.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 0.82. Johnson & Johnson has a 12-month low of $109.32 and a 12-month high of $144.35.

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

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 98.3% in the third quarter. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC now owns 60,479 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,863,000 after buying an additional 29,978 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank lifted its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 1.9% in the third quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 312,043 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,569,000 after buying an additional 5,712 shares during the period. Twin Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 9.0% in the third quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 278,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,260,000 after buying an additional 23,010 shares during the period. Destination Wealth Management lifted its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 1.6% in the third quarter. Destination Wealth Management now owns 196,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,547,000 after buying an additional 3,136 shares during the period. Finally, Hartland & Co. LLC lifted its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 30.1% in the third quarter. Hartland & Co. LLC now owns 64,441 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,378,000 after buying an additional 14,925 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 66.06% 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.

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