Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC decreased its position in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 11.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 13,230 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,775 shares during the quarter. Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Johnson & Johnson were worth $1,750,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Lynch & Associates IN lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 0.9% in the second quarter. Lynch & Associates IN now owns 93,710 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,397,000 after buying an additional 841 shares during the period. Oakbrook Investments LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 7.4% during the second quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 136,124 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,008,000 after purchasing an additional 9,375 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson & Johnson during the first quarter valued at $1,731,000. Bollard Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 5.0% during the second quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 9,551 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,263,000 after purchasing an additional 459 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson & Johnson by 278.0% during the second quarter. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. now owns 241,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,001,000 after purchasing an additional 177,900 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 65.90% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) traded up 0.02% on Friday, reaching $133.22. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,024,247 shares. Johnson & Johnson has a 1-year low of $109.32 and a 1-year high of $137.08. The stock has a market cap of $357.56 billion, a PE ratio of 22.39 and a beta of 0.78. The company’s 50 day moving average is $132.23 and its 200-day moving average is $129.87.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The company reported $1.83 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.79 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $18.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.94 billion. Johnson & Johnson had a return on equity of 26.76% and a net margin of 22.52%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.74 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Johnson & Johnson will post $7.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 29th were issued a dividend of $0.84 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 25th. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.52%. Johnson & Johnson’s dividend payout ratio is presently 56.76%.

JNJ has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Johnson & Johnson from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $128.00 target price on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Atlantic Securities downgraded Johnson & Johnson from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $113.00 target price for the company. in a report on Friday, July 21st. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $145.00 target price (up from $140.00) on shares of Johnson & Johnson in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on Johnson & Johnson in a report on Monday, September 25th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $140.00 target price for the company. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $134.79.

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In other Johnson & Johnson news, VP Dominic J. Caruso sold 82,591 shares of Johnson & Johnson stock in a transaction dated 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 transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Paulus Stoffels sold 102,692 shares of Johnson & Johnson stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.14, for a total value of $13,672,412.88. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 230,342 shares in the company, valued at approximately $30,667,733.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.19% of the company’s stock.

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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