Equity Research Analyst's Stock Ratings: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO)

Marco Green
November 14, 2017

Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 972 shares of the company's stock worth $118,000 after buying an additional 190 shares in the last quarter. With short interest at 14,861,120 and short average daily volume at 3,949,332, the short-interest ratio is 4.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.01% on October 13. About 1.11M shares traded. Gafisa SA (ADR) (NYSE:GFA) has declined 42.53% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Here are some institutional investors who have increased or decreased their stake in (JNJ). Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 241.0% in the first quarter. The Glg Llc holds 146,639 shares with $19.40M value, down from 159,683 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $376.62 billion valuation. About 8 shares traded.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) opened at $139.76 on Tuesday. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 50 investors sold JNJ shares while 878 reduced holdings. Virtus Invest Advisers accumulated 0.17% or 13,199 shares.

HM Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 1.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust Com, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 90,783 shares. Gateway Advisory Ltd Llc stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Ssi Invest Management invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Berson And Corrado Invest Advsr reported 0.21% stake. Price T Rowe Md has invested 0.52% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Moreover, Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc has 4.03% invested in the company for 198,741 shares. Arrowgrass (Us) Ltd Partnership has 33,484 shares. Nomura Asset Management Company Ltd acquired 87,323 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)'s stock rose 6.85%. Johnson & Johnson makes up about 2.7% of Cambridge Trust Co.'s investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest holding. Taylor Wealth Management Partners boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 19.8% in the first quarter. Quantres Asset Mngmt holds 13,000 shares or 1.12% of its portfolio. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. The company's quarterly revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Johnson & Johnson will post 7.28 EPS for the current year. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Outperform" on Tuesday, August 25. The correct version of this piece can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/11/14/johnson-johnson-jnj-shares-sold-by-cambridge-trust-co.html. BMO Capital Markets maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Monday, July 10.

Stifel Nicolaus raised the price target of the stock on October 18 boosting the projection from $140.00 to $142.00 and stated a "Hold" rating. On Tuesday, September 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Buy".

JNJ has been the subject of several research reports. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $1.01, while the High earnings estimate is $1.19.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter a year ago was $1.12. JNJ's profit would be $4.62B giving it 20.31 P/E if the $1.72 EPS is correct. The company reported $1.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.10. (NYSE:HRS) stake by 20,765 shares and now owns 1.29 million shares. Spdr Index Shs Fds (GWX) was reduced too. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. raised its position in Johnson & Johnson by 221.2% in the second quarter. Following the transaction, the director now owns 26,520 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,026,197.20. Comml Bank Of Mellon has invested 0% in Skyline Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:SKY). Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership reported 332,369 shares stake. Price T Rowe Assocs Md has invested 0% in Skyline Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:SKY). 41,317 were accumulated by Capital Planning Advsrs Lc.

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