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Johnson Investment Counsel Upped Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holding By $842260; Consonance Capital

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The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/05/24/hilltop-holdings-inc-has-2-809-million-stake-in-johnson-johnson-jnj-updated.html. About 3.94M shares traded. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Hikari Tsushin Inc decreased Johnson And Johnson (JNJ) stake by 50% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a "hold" rating and issued a $128.00 target price (up from $124.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a report on Thursday, May 18th. Johnson And Johnson now has $344.22 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.53% or $1.15 reaching $76.47 per share. About 2.20 million shares traded or 15.18% up from the average. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has risen 9.67% since May 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. 22,000 shares were sold by Stoffels Paulus, worth $2.58 million on Wednesday, February 15. Ullmann Michael H sold $2.45M worth of stock. 14,543 shares valued at $1.78 million were sold by Kapusta Ronald A on Tuesday, February 28. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 30th will be issued a $0.84 dividend. Its up 0.12, from 0.82 in 2016Q3.

Foresters Asset Management Inc. reduced its position in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 2.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 3.3% in the first quarter. Maine-based Schroder Investment Management Grp has invested 0.87% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). It also reduced its holding in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 17,855 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 47,357 shares, and cut its stake in Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT). It improved, as 60 investors sold VZ shares while 658 reduced holdings. Moreover, Benin Mngmt Corp has 0.47% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Arrow Financial invested in 1.77% or 61,917 shares. $1.99M worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shares were sold by Pruden Gary J. Inv Centers Of America Inc owns 103,537 shares or 1.02% of their United States portfolio. The Cooke & Bieler Lp holds 628,189 shares with $72.37 million value, down from 636,089 last quarter. Capstone Fincl Advsrs holds 0.66% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 12,543 shares. The institutional investor owned 28,300 shares of the company's stock after selling 800 shares during the period.

Currently, EPS of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is 1.83 while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 1.77 suggesting the company fell short of the analysts' expectations. Therefore 89% are positive. The Western Union Company had 16 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Thursday, July 14. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to "Equal-Weight" rating in Tuesday, November 29 report. (NYSE:VZ) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, April 21 by Argus Research. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $109 target. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, September 29 by Deutsche Bank.

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) opened at 127.52 on Wednesday. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Monday, February 20 to "Outperform". Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $99 target. Zacks downgraded Verizon Communications Inc.

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. The firm has a market cap of $343.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.43 and a beta of 0.74. The Firm operates through three divisions: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business Solutions. Its primary focus is products related to human health and well-being. 723 shares valued at $105,392 were sold by BUDD WAYNE A on Monday, December 5. Paloma Ptnrs Management holds 0.01% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) or 33,485 shares. BTIM Corp. now owns 791,173 shares of the company's stock worth $93,461,000 after buying an additional 14,445 shares during the period. Steelcase Cl A (NYSE:SCS) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 0.82 in 2016Q3. 52 funds opened positions while 150 raised stakes. Granite Investment Prtn, a California-based fund reported 86,870 shares. Exxonmobil Mgmt Incorporated Tx has invested 0.16% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). North Star Asset holds 0.5% or 39,314 shares. 32,000 are owned by Viking Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp. Driehaus Capital Management Limited Liability holds 3,813 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Rockland Tru Company has invested 0.43% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Strategic has 0.67% invested in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). 18,107 are owned by Poplar Forest Cap Limited Liability Com. Pushing back over the last quarter, shares are 6.69%. Assetmark reported 0.01% stake. Numeric Investors Ltd Co accumulated 88,600 shares or 0.11% of the stock.

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