Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Receives a Hold from Atlantic Equities

Atlantic Equities analyst Steve Chesney maintained a Hold rating on Johnson & Johnson (JNJResearch Report) today and set a price target of $165.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $171.69.

According to TipRanks.com, Chesney is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 2.0% and a 50.0% success rate. Chesney covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Merck & Company, Eli Lilly & Co, and Bristol Myers.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Johnson & Johnson with a $188.30 average price target, implying a 6.8% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 8, Morgan Stanley also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $174.00 price target.

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Based on Johnson & Johnson’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $23.43 billion and net profit of $5.15 billion. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $22.32 billion and had a net profit of $6.2 billion.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 62 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of JNJ in relation to earlier this year.

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Johnson & Johnson provides healthcare products across three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment includes products used in the baby care, oral care, beauty, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, women’s health, and wound care markets. The Pharmaceutical segment focuses on therapeutic areas such as immunology, infectious diseases ad vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolism, and pulmonary hypertension. The Medical Devices segment offers products used in the orthopedic, surgery, cardiovascular, diabetes care, and eye health fields. The company was founded by Robert Wood Johnson I, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson Sr. in 1886 and is headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ.

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