Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis”

Finally, Jefferies Group LLC boosted their price objective on shares of Johnson & Johnson from $110.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, January 20th. The hedge fund held 35,463 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $179,000, down from 122,912 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The stock increased 0.81% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $20.57. About 192,126 shares traded. Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) has declined 19.33% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500. Sanders Capital Llc bought 631,461 shares as the company's stock rose 6.85% with the market. Tukman Grossman Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $392.23B market cap company.

The stock increased 0.94% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $146.15. Based on a recent trade, the shares are 0.33% away from the 52-week high and 31.97% from the 52-week low. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500. Alpine Woods Capital Limited Com has invested 0.82% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). They expect $1.72 earnings per share, up 8.86% or $0.14 from last year's $1.58 per share. JNJ's profit will be $4.62B for 21.05 P/E if the $1.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.90 actual EPS reported by Johnson & Johnson for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.47% negative EPS growth. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 18.

Ratings analysis reveals 52% of Johnson & Johnson's analysts are positive. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Johnson & Johnson will post 7.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. This formula was popularized by Peter Lynch and according to his calculations, a stock which is fairly valued will have a price to earnings ratio equal to its rate of growth. Piper Jaffray maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $16.0 target in Wednesday, December 23 report. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, July 20 report. The company was upgraded on Monday, March 14 by Goldman Sachs.

In a report issued on January 5, Jefferies also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $162 price target. Jefferies maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Wednesday, October 18 with "Buy" rating. Ims Cap Management stated it has 1.18% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). (NASDAQ:SQBG) on Monday, November 6 with "Buy" rating.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Sold All: 45 Reduced: 871 Increased: 645 New Position: 111. Omers Administration Corporation reported 581,307 shares. Moreover, Segall Bryant & Hamill Lc has 1.38% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 455,519 shares. Violich Management reported 112,540 shares stake. Lmr Ptnrs Llp accumulated 0.13% or 9,162 shares. Wallington Asset Mgmt Limited Com has 88,175 shares for 3.04% of their portfolio. The Washington-based S R Schill And Associate has invested 0.82% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 2.2% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:CTWS). Arrow Fincl holds 200 shares. Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Mngmt reported 0.98% stake.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th.

Analysts await Lululemon Athletica Inc. Bessemer stated it has 4,754 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Proshare Advsr Ltd Liability has invested 0.08% in Connecticut Water Service, Inc. Therefore 80% are positive. Vital Therapies Inc had 12 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $138.0 target in Sunday, August 27 report. The stock of Vital Therapies, Inc. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was downgraded by BTIG Research. The rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, September 29 to "Neutral". (NASDAQ:VTL) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 24 by Canaccord Genuity. Credit Suisse Group set a $154.00 price objective on Johnson & Johnson and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Its down 0.15, from 1.43 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 29 investors sold LULU shares while 89 reduced holdings. Capital World Investors raised its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 10.3% in the second quarter. Ecor1 Capital Llc owns 957,992 shares or 0.73% of their U.S. portfolio. The Louisiana-based Diversified Investment Strategies Llc has invested 4% in the stock. Roberts Glore And Il has 54,234 shares. (NASDAQ:CTWS). Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Co reported 0.01% stake. Grp Incorporated One Trading LP has invested 0% in Vital Therapies, Inc. Taurus Asset Management Ltd Liability owns 67,216 shares. 81 are owned by Deutsche Bancorporation Ag. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Hldgs accumulated 8.05M shares. Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 410,775 shares.#img1#. (NASDAQ:LULU). Aqr Mgmt Ltd accumulated 644,869 shares. Bar Harbor Trust Svcs owns 77,914 shares. Element Ltd reported 35,463 shares.

Water Asset Management Llc, which manages about $352.48M and $199.85M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Stantec Inc (NYSE:STN) by 331,816 shares to 73,368 shares, valued at $2.04 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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