Taking a Look at the Data Behind Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is an interesting player in the Healthcare space, with a focus on Drug Manufacturers – Major. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $134.35, up from yesterday’s close by 1.30%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) currently trades with a market capitalization of $368.39 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 11.54 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $18.47 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.99 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.11% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Johnson & Johnson recorded a 52-week high of $148.32. It is now trading 13.97% off that level. The stock is trading $136.61 its 50-day moving average by 2.26%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $120.95.

In recent action, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has made a move of +3.13% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.68, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.62% with $2.69 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of JNJ.

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