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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 150, implying a possible profit of 14.65 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 110, implying a possible loss of -15.92 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.13 percent. That number becomes 1.13 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 6 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 12 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

JNJ has an estimated earnings growth rate of 21.23 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 19.68 percent, and 4.56 percent lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of JNJ is $352.76 billion. JNJ's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.