Bridges Investment Counsel Trimmed Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) Position; Burlington Resources (BR) Sentiment Is 1.01

Bridges Investment Counsel Inc decreased Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) stake by 58.61% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bridges Investment Counsel Inc sold 41,987 shares as Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Bridges Investment Counsel Inc holds 29,657 shares with $3.86M value, down from 71,644 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson Com now has $351.59 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.71% or $2.28 during the last trading session, reaching $130.87. About 6.56M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Johnson & Johnson has $170.0 highest and $90 lowest target. $137.72’s average target is 5.23% above currents $130.87 stock price. Johnson & Johnson had 89 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Societe Generale initiated the shares of JNJ in report on Wednesday, April 6 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $147.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, October 18. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, October 5 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $145 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, October 19. Atlantic Securities initiated Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Friday, December 18 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 23.

Analysts await Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) to report earnings on April, 17. They expect $2.01 EPS, up 9.84% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.83 per share. JNJ’s profit will be $5.40B for 16.28 P/E if the $2.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.74 actual EPS reported by Johnson & Johnson for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 15.52% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 1.71 billion shares or 0.90% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gulf Bank & Trust (Uk) holds 851,180 shares or 1.49% of its portfolio. Nepsis Management Inc holds 3.3% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 49,203 shares. Hendley And holds 4.26% or 59,903 shares. Account Mngmt invested in 1.03% or 8,555 shares. James has 0% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 30,332 were reported by Aureus Asset Mgmt. Mackenzie Financial, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 2.74M shares. S&Co holds 213,605 shares or 3.55% of its portfolio. Neumann Management Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 20,850 shares. Hamilton Point Investment Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation, a North Carolina-based fund reported 33,264 shares. Spears Abacus Advisors Limited Liability Com holds 0.8% or 51,399 shares in its portfolio. Page Arthur B has invested 4.9% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Warren Averett Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested in 14,936 shares. New England Private Wealth Advsrs Ltd accumulated 0.21% or 5,368 shares. Ledyard Fincl Bank stated it has 65,478 shares or 1.13% of all its holdings.

Ensemble Capital Management Llc holds 8.49% of its portfolio in Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. for 501,428 shares. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc owns 1.23 million shares or 4.1% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Southernsun Asset Management Llc has 3.49% invested in the company for 1.76 million shares. The New York-based Hilton Capital Management Llc has invested 3.46% in the stock. Incline Global Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 434,248 shares.

Analysts await Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) to report earnings on May, 9. They expect $0.79 EPS, up 14.49% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.69 per share. BR’s profit will be $92.16 million for 31.20 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual EPS reported by Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $98.59. About 720,962 shares traded or 38.18% up from the average. Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR) has risen 17.08% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.38% the S&P500.