WESPAC Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 39.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,619 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,867 shares during the period. WESPAC Advisors LLC’s holdings in Johnson & Johnson were worth $876,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of JNJ. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 29.9% in the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 870 shares of the company’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares during the period. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 0.6% in the second quarter. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 876 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after acquiring an additional 5 shares during the period. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson in the second quarter worth $177,000. Ullmann Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson in the first quarter worth $186,000. Finally, Intercontinental Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson in the second quarter worth $200,000. 65.90% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) traded up $1.39 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $141.06. 5,591,700 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,876,467. The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $375,226.25, a P/E ratio of 19.56, a P/E/G ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 0.80. Johnson & Johnson has a 12-month low of $109.32 and a 12-month high of $144.35.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th will be paid a $0.84 dividend. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 27th. Johnson & Johnson’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.33%.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on JNJ shares. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Johnson & Johnson from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $125.00 to $130.00 in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $145.00 price objective on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Vetr upgraded shares of Johnson & Johnson from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $137.71 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Credit Suisse Group set a $154.00 price target on shares of Johnson & Johnson and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, UBS restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Johnson & Johnson presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $144.59.
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About Johnson & Johnson
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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