Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Shares Sold by QS Investors LLC

QS Investors LLC decreased its position in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 16.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 251,943 shares of the company’s stock after selling 50,397 shares during the quarter. QS Investors LLC’s holdings in Johnson & Johnson were worth $33,330,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 1.5% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 200,450,985 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,517,661,000 after purchasing an additional 3,023,110 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 2.6% during the second 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 in the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 4.3% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 160,223,321 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,955,806,000 after purchasing an additional 6,656,371 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 5.9% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 27,237,648 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,603,268,000 after purchasing an additional 1,509,745 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 4.5% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 17,860,047 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,363,788,000 after purchasing an additional 771,039 shares in the last quarter. 65.89% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) traded up $0.58 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $140.59. 5,101,300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,868,289. Johnson & Johnson has a 1-year low of $110.76 and a 1-year high of $144.35. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $377,697.84, a PE ratio of 19.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.80.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th will be issued a $0.84 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 27th. This represents a $3.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.39%. Johnson & Johnson’s payout ratio is 58.33%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on JNJ shares. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Friday, September 1st. UBS reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Cowen set a $147.00 target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Jefferies Group upgraded shares of Johnson & Johnson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $145.00 to $157.00 in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson from $140.00 to $149.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Johnson & Johnson has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $144.59.

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Johnson & Johnson 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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