Vaughan David Investments INC Increased Stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by $15.62 Million; Shares Declined

May 16, 2018 - By Benjamin Allen

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Corporate LogoDuring 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 0.87. That’s change of 0.04, from 2017Q3’s 0.83. 35 investors sold all, 884 reduced holdings as JNJ ratio is positive. 654 grew holdings while 143 funds took holdings. Funds hold 1.72 billion shares thus 0.40% more from 2017Q3’s 1.71 billion shares. Beech Hill Advsr reported 6,575 shs. Bath Savings Tru owns 24,481 shs or 0.86% of their US capital. Ahl Ptnrs Llp invested in 50,547 shs. Comerica Commercial Bank holds 0.95% or 999,079 shs. 35.12M were reported by Northern Trust Corp. Dearborn Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp has invested 2.97% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Madrona Ltd Liability reported 2,643 shs. Elm Advisors invested in 5,403 shs. Sfe Counsel stated it has 22,246 shs or 1.26% of all its holdings. Empirical Fincl Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.19% of its capital in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Hancock reported 0.65% stake. Spirit Of America Corporation New York reported 0.17% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Security, a West Virginia-based fund reported 42,363 shs. Opus Invest, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 49,800 shs. Palladium Prtn Limited Liability Corporation has 167,096 shs.

JNJ had 1 sale and 0 insider purchases since February 15, 2018. This’s net activity of $20.17 million.

Based on the latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC, Vaughan David Investments Inc increased its holdings in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 63.99%. The company’s stock sank 9.21% while Vaughan David Investments Inc bought 112,372 shares. The major pharmaceuticals company reported $40.24 million value for the 2017Q4. Now the institutional investor is holding 287,975 shares, compared to the 175,603 from the previous quarter. $336.53B is the market cap of Johnson & Johnson. JNJ hit $125.47 during the last trading session after $0.34 change.Johnson & Johnson has volume of 2.25 million shares. Since May 16, 2017 JNJ has risen 1.12% and is uptrending. JNJ underperformed the S&P500 by 10.43%.

Vaughan David Investments Inc operates about $1.81B and $2.16B US Long portfolio. Its stake in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) was reduced by 269,181 shares to 2,040 shares valued at $232,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Vaughan David Investments Inc has cut its stake in Royal Dutch Shell Plc A and also reduced its holding in General Mills Inc (NYSE:GIS) by 65,038 shares in the quarter, for a total of 395,466 shares.

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Ratings Coverage

In total 10 analysts cover Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). “Buy” rating has 5, “Sell” are 1, while 4 are “Hold”. (NYSE:JNJ) has 50% bullish analysts. 17 are the (NYSE:JNJ)’s ratings reports on 16 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, February 27 the rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. On Wednesday, January 24 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Wednesday, April 18 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Wells Fargo. On Wednesday, April 18 the firm earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, April 12 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse. On Tuesday, February 6 the firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given. On Friday, March 23 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Jefferies. The company rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, February 26. In Wednesday, April 18 report Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, April 10 the firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given by Morgan Stanley.

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