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.

JNJ was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 150, which equates to a potential upside of 14.65 percent. The lowest price target was 110, implying a possible loss of -15.92 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.06 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.2 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of JNJ to grow at a rate of 21.23 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of JNJ is 1.04.

In the last 52-weeks, JNJ has achieved a high of 137.08 and a low of 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 price/earnings 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.