Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake Decreased by Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc.

Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 0.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 63,656 shares of the company’s stock after selling 509 shares during the period. Johnson & Johnson accounts for 2.6% of Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th biggest holding. Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Johnson & Johnson were worth $8,421,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Lau Associates LLC lifted its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 12.8% during the 1st quarter. Lau Associates LLC now owns 46,878 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,839,000 after buying an additional 5,335 shares in the last quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson by 7.3% during the 4th quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. now owns 14,124 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,627,000 after purchasing an additional 957 shares during the period. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co. raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson by 2.6% during the 1st quarter. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co. now owns 47,330 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,895,000 after purchasing an additional 1,218 shares during the period. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson by 17.1% during the 1st quarter. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC now owns 2,640 shares of the company’s stock valued at $328,000 after purchasing an additional 386 shares during the period. Finally, Oakbrook Investments LLC raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 136,124 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,008,000 after purchasing an additional 9,375 shares during the period. 66.00% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on JNJ. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $136.00 target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Monday, May 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their target price on Johnson & Johnson from $140.00 to $148.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Cowen and Company set a $147.00 target price on Johnson & Johnson and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $145.00 target price on Johnson & Johnson and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $135.00 target price (up previously from $132.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $134.60.

In related news, VP Paulus Stoffels sold 102,692 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.14, for a total value of $13,672,412.88. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 230,342 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $30,667,733.88. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Dominic J. Caruso sold 82,591 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $136.72, for a total value of $11,291,841.52. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 226,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $30,993,466.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.19% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE JNJ) traded down 0.92% during trading on Friday, hitting $130.98. The stock had a trading volume of 4,854,414 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $132.48 and its 200-day moving average is $128.74. Johnson & Johnson has a 12 month low of $109.32 and a 12 month high of $137.08. The company has a market cap of $351.55 billion, a PE ratio of 22.16 and a beta of 0.79.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The company reported $1.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.79 by $0.04. Johnson & Johnson had a return on equity of 26.76% and a net margin of 22.52%. The firm had revenue of $18.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.94 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.74 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Johnson & Johnson will post $7.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 29th will be issued a $0.84 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 25th. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.57%. Johnson & Johnson’s dividend payout ratio is presently 56.76%.

Johnson & Johnson Company Profile

Johnson & Johnson is a holding company, which is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the healthcare field. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices. Its primary focus is products related to human health and well-being.

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