Wells Fargo maintains Johnson & Johnson with an Overweight rating and raises the target price to $195 from $190 on the company’s stock.
Based on the Johnson & Johnson stock forecasts from 9 analysts, the average analyst target price for Johnson & Johnson is USD 189.73 over the next 12 months. Johnson & Johnson’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Johnson & Johnson is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 8 positive signals and 10 negative signals. At the last closing, Johnson & Johnson’s stock price was USD 175.85. Johnson & Johnson’s stock price has changed by -1.29% over the past week, +1.91% over the past month and +3.76% over the last year.
What we like:
High market capitalization
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
Superior risk adjusted returns
This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.
Superior capital utilization
The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.
The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.
Positive cash flow
The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Positive free cash flow
The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio
This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.
What we don’t like:
Below median total returns
The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.
Below median dividend returns
The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.
Overpriced compared to earnings
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.
Overpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.
Overpriced on cashflow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.
Poor return on equity
The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.
Overpriced on free cash flow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.
Low Earnings Growth
This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector
Low Revenue Growth
This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector
Low Dividend Growth
This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.
Stock Target Advisor is not a broker/dealer, investment advisor, or platform for making stock buying or selling decisions. Our goal is to democratize and simplify financial information through automated analysis, aggregation of stock information, and education to help investors with their research. No content on our site, blogs or newsletters constitutes – or should be understood as constituting – a recommendation to enter into any securities transactions or to engage in any of the investment strategies presented in our site content. We also cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information presented on our site and in our analysis.