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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stock Could Soon Reward Patient Investors

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is -3.42% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $143.13 and a high of $175.97 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The JNJ stock was last observed hovering at around $151.22 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.16%.

Currently trading at $151.38, the stock is 2.21% and -0.95% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 7.69 million and changing 0.11% at the moment leaves the stock -3.74% off its SMA200. JNJ registered -5.85% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 2.80%.

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The stock witnessed a 2.57% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -3.25%, and is 1.79% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 0.93% over the week and 1.50% over the month.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has around 131900 employees, a market worth around $364.32B and $89.66B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 21.80 and Fwd P/E is 13.81. Profit margin for the company is 19.51%. Distance from 52-week low is 5.76% and -13.97% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (18.39%).

The EPS is expected to grow by 7.40% this year.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 2.41B, and float is at 2.40B with Short Float at 0.74%.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Broadhurst Vanessa,the company’sEVP, Global Corp Affairs. SEC filings show that Broadhurst Vanessa sold 8,891 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 13 ’24 at a price of $162.16 per share for a total of $1.44 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 15043.0 shares.

Johnson & Johnson disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 16 ’24 that JOHNSON & JOHNSON (10% Owner) sold a total of 3,725 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 16 ’24 and was made at $25.81 per share for $96142.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 4.1 million shares of the JNJ stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 09 ’24, Taubert Jennifer L (EVP, WW Chair, Pharmaceuticals) disposed off 59,397 shares at an average price of $156.27 for $9.28 million. The insider now directly holds 141,416 shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).

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