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How to buy Johnson & Johnson shares | $143.23

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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a leading drug manufacturers—general business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$146 after a previous close of USD$146.42. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$143.165 to a high of USD$146. The latest price was USD$143.23 (25 minute delay). Johnson & Johnson is listed on the NYSE and employs 132,200 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Search for Johnson & Johnson Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: JNJ. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Johnson & Johnson reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$148.1, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Johnson & Johnson, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Johnson & Johnson. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Johnson & Johnson share price

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Johnson & Johnson shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-23.
Open USD$146
High USD$146
Low USD$143.165
Close USD$143.23
Previous close USD$146.42
Change USD$-3.19
Change % -2.179%
Volume 4,482,467
Information last updated 2020-11-23.
52-week range USD$106.9486 - USD$154.3971
50-day moving average USD$145.3929
200-day moving average USD$146.5855
Wall St. target price USD$166.18
PE ratio 23.0126
Dividend yield USD$4.04 (2.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.36

Johnson & Johnson price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $143.23

1 week (2020-11-16) -5.05%
1 month (2020-10-23) -1.38%
3 months (2020-08-21) -6.24%
6 months (2020-05-22) -0.79%
1 year (2019-11-22) 3.74%
2 years (2018-11-23) 0.70%
3 years (2017-11-22) 4.33%
5 years (2015-11-23) 39.37%

Is Johnson & Johnson under- or over-valued?

Valuing Johnson & Johnson stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Johnson & Johnson's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Johnson & Johnson's P/E ratio

Johnson & Johnson's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Johnson & Johnson shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Johnson & Johnson's PEG ratio

Johnson & Johnson's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7211. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Johnson & Johnson's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Johnson & Johnson's EBITDA

Johnson & Johnson's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$27.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Johnson & Johnson's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Shorting Johnson & Johnson shares

There are currently 12.8 million Johnson & Johnson shares held short by investors – that's known as Johnson & Johnson's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% up from 11.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Johnson & Johnson shares can be evaluated.

Johnson & Johnson's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Johnson & Johnson's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Johnson & Johnson shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Johnson & Johnson shares traded daily (recently around 6.3 million). Johnson & Johnson's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 Johnson & Johnson shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.

However Johnson & Johnson's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Johnson & Johnson shares, or, against the total number of tradable Johnson & Johnson shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Johnson & Johnson's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Johnson & Johnson shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0049% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Johnson & Johnson shares, roughly 5 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Johnson & Johnson.

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