1. As of noon trading, Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ) is up $0.90 (1.04) to $87.72 on average volume Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Johnson & Johnson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.48-$88.29 after having opened the day at $87.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.82.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics. Johnson & Johnson has a market cap of $243.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Johnson & Johnson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Johnson & Johnson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Johnson & Johnson Ratings Report now.

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