Fayerweather Charles trimmed its position in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 1.5% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 21,365 shares of the company’s stock after selling 316 shares during the period. Johnson & Johnson comprises about 4.9% of Fayerweather Charles’ investment portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. Fayerweather Charles’ holdings in Johnson & Johnson were worth $2,757,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in JNJ. Horan Securities Inc. raised its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 122.3% in the fourth quarter. Horan Securities Inc. now owns 438 shares of the company’s stock worth $56,000 after buying an additional 241 shares during the period. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson by 20.7% during the 4th quarter. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. now owns 466 shares of the company’s stock valued at $60,000 after purchasing an additional 80 shares during the period. FNY Investment Advisers LLC raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson by 594.4% during the 4th quarter. FNY Investment Advisers LLC now owns 500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $64,000 after purchasing an additional 428 shares during the period. CKW Financial Group raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson by 18.8% during the 4th quarter. CKW Financial Group now owns 810 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,000 after purchasing an additional 128 shares during the period. Finally, Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC bought a new stake in Johnson & Johnson during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $148,000. 67.33% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
NYSE:JNJ opened at $142.01 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.47. Johnson & Johnson has a 1 year low of $118.62 and a 1 year high of $148.99. The company has a market capitalization of $381.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.36, a PEG ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.67.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 11th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 28th will be paid a $0.95 dividend. This is an increase from Johnson & Johnson’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.90. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 24th. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.68%. Johnson & Johnson’s payout ratio is presently 44.01%.
Several analysts recently issued reports on JNJ shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Johnson & Johnson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $152.00 target price (down previously from $162.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Monday, January 14th. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $135.00 target price (down previously from $137.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Wednesday, January 23rd. Citigroup lifted their target price on Johnson & Johnson from $139.00 to $147.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, February 25th. Finally, Raymond James lifted their target price on Johnson & Johnson from $145.00 to $147.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 17th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $146.40.
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Johnson & Johnson Company Profile
Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON'S brand; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand; beauty products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON'S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, NEUTROGENA, and OGX brands; over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brands; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand; and acid reflux products under the PEPCID brand.
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