Is Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) a Buy? The Stock Reported more Sellers

Bnp Paribas Prtn Sa accumulated 93,089 shares. Vetr lowered shares of Johnson & Johnson from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $128.82 price objective on the stock.in a research report on Monday, May 15th. During the same quarter a year ago, the company posted $1.74 earnings per share. The firm has a market capitalization of $353.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.28 and a beta of 0.78. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.37 on August 25, reaching $131.68. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since August 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.57 in Q4 2016. It also reduced its holding in Spdr Tr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 54,921 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,079 shares, and cut its stake in Spdr Global Real Estate Etf (RWO). L P raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson by 396.7% in the fourth quarter. Gam Ag owns 0% invested in Cedar Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:CDR) for 8,084 shares. Swiss State Bank, a Switzerland-based fund reported 72,906 shares. About 611,691 shares traded or 8.58% up from the average. Summit Financial Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Company reported 0.25% stake. Moreover, Gareth Morgan Partnership has 0.2% invested in Big Lots, Inc. Daiwa Sb Invs Ltd stated it has 2,660 shares. First Wilshire Secs Management Incorporated holds 0.08% or 2,553 shares in its portfolio. 1,903 are held by Cetera Advisor Net Ltd Com. Insiders own 0.19% of the company’s stock. Checchi Advisers Limited Liability Company has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Parkside State Bank & reported 26 shares. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and managed a portfolio of 61 operating properties (excluding properties held for sale) totaling approximately 9.1 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). Wedge Capital Mgmt L LP Nc reported 0.17% in Big Lots, Inc. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a hold rating and issued a $135.00 target price (down previously from $140.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a report on Sunday, May 14th. Vanguard Index Fds (VNQ) was raised too. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Friday, August 4 with “Hold” rating. Therefore 62% are positive. Big Lots has $64 highest and $39 lowest target. Cedar Realty Trust had 8 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of FB in report on Thursday, November 5 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, September 28 by Citigroup. Boenning & Scattergood maintained Cedar Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:CDR) on Monday, August 7 with “Sell” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, April 20. (NYSE:BIG) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, October 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. (NYSE:BIG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 6 by Citigroup. $51,410 worth of stock was sold by Robins Ronald A Jr on Wednesday, March 8. On Tuesday, June 13 Schroepfer Michael Todd sold $5.71 million worth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) or 37,922 shares. Therefore 0 are positive. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.14, for a total value of $13,672,412.88. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Johnson & Johnson will post $7.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. On Tuesday, September 13 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Johnson & Johnson Is Doing Just Fine” published on August 24, 2017 as well as Cnbc.com’s news article titled: “Johnson & Johnson CEO to stay on Trump’s advisory council to advocate for …” with publication date: August 15, 2017. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Johnson & Johnson from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, May 20 by Standpoint Research. Also, VP Dominic J. Caruso sold 82,591 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 20th. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 14 report.

Since February 27, 2017, it had 5 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $195,030 activity.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) traded down 0.28% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $131.68. Another trade for 50,000 shares valued at $6.18M was sold by Duato Joaquin. $1.99 million worth of stock was sold by Pruden Gary J on Tuesday, February 28.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.30, from 1 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 63 investors sold JNJ shares while 834 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 150 raised stakes. Independent Consultants Inc reported 0.07% stake. Sterneck Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.18% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Capstone Asset holds 0.32% or 96,282 shares in its portfolio. Pr Herzig & Co Incorporated has invested 0.63% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Moreover, Brinker Cap has 0.34% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 8,052 are owned by Pathstone Family Office Limited. 492.17 million shares or 0.39% more from 490.24 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Great Lakes Advsr holds 141,498 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 1.25% or 814,970 shares. Element Capital Management Llc who had been investing in M D C Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.61 billion market cap company. 14,200 are held by Navellier & Assoc. Aureus Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 23,874 shares. Cadence Bancorporation Na invested 3.4% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Huntington Commercial Bank reported 685,096 shares. Blackrock Fund Advisors owns 45.55 million shares.

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