Analyst Ratings for Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. JNJ had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

9 analysts declared JNJ a buy, 2 issued an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 2.

A number of analysts gave price targets for JNJ. The highest price target was 150, implying a possible profit of 14.65 percent. The minimum price target given was 110, implying a possible loss of -15.92 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.13 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.13 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.06 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.2 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 6 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 12 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of JNJ's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 21.23 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. JNJ has a PEG ratio of 1.04.

In the trailing 52-weeks, JNJ hit 137.08 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 109.32. Currently the stock is 19.68 percent higher than its low, and 4.56 percent below the high. JNJ has a P/E ratio of 22.1. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The JNJ value stock report compares JNJ to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $352.76 billion. JNJ will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.