BTIM Corp. Purchases 5,772 Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

BTIM Corp. lifted its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 0.7% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 810,344 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,772 shares during the period. Johnson & Johnson makes up approximately 1.7% of BTIM Corp.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest position. BTIM Corp.’s holdings in Johnson & Johnson were worth $113,221,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Landmark Financial Advisors LLC raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Landmark Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,962 shares of the company’s stock valued at $259,000 after purchasing an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. Premier Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Premier Asset Management LLC now owns 2,749 shares of the company’s stock valued at $363,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the period. Lbmc Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Lbmc Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,718 shares of the company’s stock valued at $492,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Halbert Hargrove Russell LLC grew its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Halbert Hargrove Russell LLC now owns 3,523 shares of the company’s stock valued at $466,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. Finally, Lenox Wealth Management Inc. grew its holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 1,457 shares of the company’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 24 shares during the period. 67.18% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several analysts have commented on the company. Vetr cut Johnson & Johnson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $124.55 price target for the company. in a report on Thursday, April 5th. JPMorgan Chase cut Johnson & Johnson from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Johnson & Johnson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $165.00 price target on Johnson & Johnson and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 26th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $142.23.

In other Johnson & Johnson news, VP Paulus Stoffels sold 155,342 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $129.86, for a total value of $20,172,712.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 357,906 shares in the company, valued at approximately $46,477,673.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.22% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of NYSE:JNJ opened at $128.01 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 1.41 and a quick ratio of 1.12. Johnson & Johnson has a 1 year low of $122.15 and a 1 year high of $148.32. The stock has a market cap of $338,555.44, a PE ratio of 17.54, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.74.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 17th. The company reported $2.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.00 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $20.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.50 billion. Johnson & Johnson had a return on equity of 30.05% and a net margin of 1.58%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.83 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Johnson & Johnson will post 8.13 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 29th will be issued a $0.90 dividend. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 25th. This is a boost from Johnson & Johnson’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.84. Johnson & Johnson’s dividend payout ratio is currently 46.03%.

Johnson & Johnson Profile

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. Its 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, RoC, 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

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