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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Shares Sold by Lee Danner & Bass Inc

If the published price targets set by Johnson & Johnson analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for JNJ is $165. Bb&T Securities Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $375.57B market cap company. About 3.49 million shares traded.

Vetr upgraded shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 0 are positive. The stock's last price was higher from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $116.14 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $101.42. Five Below had 43 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Johnson & Johnson presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $143.70. Jefferies maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Tuesday, August 15 with "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Wednesday, October 19. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson & Johnson from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $148.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson from $157.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, September 6. Cowen and Company reissued an "outperform" rating and set a $155.00 price target (up previously from $147.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th.

Davis R M Inc increased Vanguard Ftse Dev Mkts Etf (VEA) stake by 478,067 shares to 1.24 million valued at $51.44 million in 2017Q2. Boston Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 388.3% in the first quarter. It last reported revenues of $501.8 million and EPS of -$0.11 for the July 2017, representing -9% top-line growth and 0.05 EPS growth. Its down 0.03, from 0.86 in 2017Q1.

When the subject is institutional holdings, checking out a company's current active positions can help us get a glimpse of how institutional investors view the value of the company's shares.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. Arcadia Mi accumulated 5,678 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Essex Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.27% or 203,130 shares. Rench Wealth Management Inc accumulated 36,180 shares. Wallace Management reported 106,452 shares stake. Front Barnett Assoc Ltd owns 10,781 shares or 0.26% of their USA portfolio. Wespac Ltd Liability Co owns 6,619 shares. Moreover, Korea Inv has 1.34% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 2.18M shares. Jpmorgan Chase holds 0% or 25,107 shares. Hengehold Mngmt Ltd reported 0.67% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Meristem Llp reported 32,274 shares. Willow Creek Wealth Management Inc accumulated 12,136 shares. Nippon Life Invsts Americas reported 1.94% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. $136.94's average target is -2.14% below currents $139.93 stock price. EXFO had 17 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research upgraded the shares of JNJ in report on Wednesday, July 20 to "Buy" rating. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold". Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to "Equal-Weight" rating in Tuesday, November 29 report. Benchmark Cap Advisors holds 0.31% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 2,948 shares. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital with "Buy" on Wednesday, October 11. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 4 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.92 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.28, from 1.47 in 2017Q1. 45 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. Schein Henry Inc (NASDAQ:HSIC) was reduced too. 25,304 were reported by Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Com. 84,332 were reported by Community State Bank Na. The stock rose 0.16% or $0.22 reaching $140.15 per share. The company has market cap of $1.07 billion. The Firm offers an assortment of products, including select brands and licensed merchandise across a range of categories, including Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Crafts, Party, Candy and Now. It has a 40.57 P/E ratio. The Company's product groups include leisure, fashion and home, and party and snack. It closed at $139.93 lastly. US Ecology Inc (ECOL) has risen 15.99% since November 2, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 39.61% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $48,400 activity. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.68 earnings per share. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 6% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates.

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