Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holdings Boosted by Financial Architects Inc

Financial Architects Inc raised its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 18.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 63,661 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,025 shares during the period. Johnson & Johnson accounts for 1.5% of Financial Architects Inc’s holdings, making the stock its 17th biggest position. Financial Architects Inc’s holdings in Johnson & Johnson were worth $8,422,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. increased its position in Johnson & Johnson by 0.7% during the first quarter. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 871 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 6 shares during the last quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. increased its position in Johnson & Johnson by 241.0% during the first quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 1,190 shares of the company’s stock worth $149,000 after purchasing an additional 841 shares during the last quarter. Ullmann Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Johnson & Johnson during the first quarter worth about $186,000. Taylor Wealth Management Partners increased its position in Johnson & Johnson by 19.8% during the first quarter. Taylor Wealth Management Partners now owns 1,510 shares of the company’s stock worth $188,000 after purchasing an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Foundation Resource Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Johnson & Johnson during the first quarter worth about $204,000. 65.90% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, VP Dominic J. Caruso sold 82,591 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $136.72, for a total transaction of $11,291,841.52. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 226,693 shares in the company, valued at $30,993,466.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Paulus Stoffels sold 102,692 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the vice president now owns 230,342 shares in the company, valued at $30,667,733.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.19% of the company’s stock.

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JNJ has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Vetr upgraded shares of Johnson & Johnson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.33 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, May 29th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $143.00 price objective on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $128.00 price objective on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $140.00 price objective on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $134.50.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE JNJ) traded down 0.1183% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $135.2199. 2,074,430 shares of the company traded hands. Johnson & Johnson has a 52-week low of $109.32 and a 52-week high of $137.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $362.93 billion, a PE ratio of 22.8798 and a beta of 0.79. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $132.72 and its 200 day moving average is $129.35.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 18th. The company reported $1.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.94 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.74 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Johnson & Johnson will post $7.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 29th were paid a dividend of $0.84 per share. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 25th. Johnson & Johnson’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.76%.

Johnson & Johnson 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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