Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) Holder Harvest Capital Management Decreased Position as Shares Rose; Brookstone Capital Management Has Increased Apple (AAPL) Holding by $1.08 Million as Stock Value Declined

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Harvest Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) by 11.19% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Harvest Capital Management Inc sold 3,205 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.87% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 25,449 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $3.52 million, down from 28,654 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Harvest Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $343.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.23% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $128.15. About 2.74M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 3.75% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.75% the S&P500. Some Historical JNJ News: 05/04/2018 – JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ.N , IMERYS SA IMTP.PA ORDERED TO PAY $37 MLN IN NEW JERSEY CASE BLAMING TALC ON MESOTHELIOMA -COURTROOM VIDEO; 16/03/2018 – J&J GETS OFFER FROM PLATINUM EQUITY FOR LIFESCAN OF ABOUT $2.1B; 11/04/2018 – PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARD BRINGS TOTAL PAYMENT TO $117 MLN IN THE CASE, INCLUDING $37 MLN IN COMPENSATORY DAMAGES; 16/03/2018 – Johnson & Johnson’s LifeScan Makes Blood Glucose Monitoring Products; 17/04/2018 – Dominic Caruso Says Johnson & Johnson Is Still Planning for Strong 2018 (Video); 29/05/2018 – #3 Genmab takes a hit after J&J sounds retreat on cancer combos, as patient deaths force researches to scrap trials; 20/03/2018 – JOHNSON & JOHNSON SAYS JOSEPH WOLK PROMOTED TO CFO; 05/04/2018 – Johnson & Johnson Institute Adds Innovative Analytics-Based Learning Platform to Help Surgeons Improve Technical Skills and Cli; 16/04/2018 – J&J: STUDY FOUND ESKETAMINE SHOWED IMPROVEMENTS IN SUICIDALITY; 17/04/2018 – JNJ: PHARMA SEGMENT IS DRIVING UPBEAT OUTLOOK FOR 2018

Brookstone Capital Management increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 14.79% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brookstone Capital Management bought 4,819 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 37,409 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $8.45 million, up from 32,590 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brookstone Capital Management who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $708.62 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.62% or $2.47 during the last trading session, reaching $149.82. About 20.70M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.17% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.17% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 28/03/2018 – Apple refused to give access, citing issues of data privacy and encryption. The case was dropped after a third party was able to unlock the phone; 26/04/2018 – Analyst cuts profit forecasts for Apple due to ‘materially weaker’ iPhone demand; 07/03/2018 – Apple’s Push to Clean Up Supply Chain Gained Momentum in 2017; 14/03/2018 – New York Post: France to sue Apple and Google for abusive practices; 03/04/2018 – Spotify Initiated With Hold At Gabelli; Analyst Worries About Apple Competition, Record Label Leverage — MarketWatch; 30/03/2018 – AAPL/@theyeezymafia: YEEZY SOUND RADIO HOSTED BY KANYE WEST AIRING ON @Beats1 SUNDAY APRIL 1ST MIDNIGHT PST 3 AM EST FOOL GMT; 25/05/2018 – Apple to Close Atlantic City Store, Cutting 52 Employees; 22/05/2018 – HEARING DATE SET IN PARKERVISION’S PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASE AGAINST QUALCOMM AND APPLE; 27/03/2018 – Apple Launches Low-Cost IPad for Education, Targeting Google; 17/04/2018 – KBRA Publishes CMBS Research: “Slowing Rents Bite the Big Apple, Part ll”

Among 25 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 110 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $138.0 target in Sunday, August 27 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Friday, December 18. Leerink Swann maintained it with “Buy” rating and $16000 target in Thursday, May 17 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Wednesday, April 18 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $15300 target in Friday, April 13 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $140 target in Friday, June 16 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Thursday, October 5 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, April 20 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 20.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.08, from 0.97 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 43 investors sold JNJ shares while 748 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 719 raised stakes. 1.70 billion shares or 7.91% less from 1.84 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Quantres Asset Limited owns 6,000 shares. Chilton Cap Management Ltd holds 0.97% or 85,187 shares. 17,121 are held by Horan Cap Advisors Lc. 496,219 are held by Federated Investors Pa. Pittenger & Anderson invested in 0.6% or 55,065 shares. Optimum Invest Advsr has 0.5% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Ima Wealth has 1,778 shares. Holt Capital Advsr Ltd Liability Com Dba Holt Capital Lp accumulated 23,776 shares or 0.93% of the stock. Daiwa Secs Group Inc Inc owns 140,575 shares. Hudson Valley Invest Advsr Adv has invested 2.27% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Haverford Fincl Services Inc has invested 3.14% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Ifrah Financial Services Inc has invested 0.07% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Vantage Investment Advsr Lc reported 71,492 shares stake. Foundation Management reported 0.04% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Goldman Sachs Incorporated holds 0.54% or 15.12M shares in its portfolio.

Since August 27, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $79.44 million activity. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $268,731 was made by PRINCE CHARLES on Friday, December 14. Kapusta Ronald A sold $1.23 million worth of stock or 8,441 shares. MULCAHY ANNE M had bought 748 shares worth $100,050. Another trade for 29,000 shares valued at $3.91M was sold by Sneed Michael E. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $133,910 was bought by PEREZ WILLIAM D. Duato Joaquin sold $5.77M worth of stock.

Analysts await Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) to report earnings on January, 22 before the open. They expect $1.95 earnings per share, up 12.07% or $0.21 from last year’s $1.74 per share. JNJ’s profit will be $5.23B for 16.43 P/E if the $1.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.05 actual earnings per share reported by Johnson & Johnson for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.88% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Indian drug inspectors seize J&J baby powder – Seeking Alpha” on December 19, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “4 Top Stock Trades for Monday: GE, TSLA, Gold, JNJ – Investorplace.com” published on December 28, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “EUSA Pharma acquires global rights to SYLVANT – Seeking Alpha” on January 09, 2019. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “J&J’s India sales dip 3% in 2017/18 – Seeking Alpha” published on January 03, 2019 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) 2019 – Live Trading News” with publication date: January 02, 2019.

Harvest Capital Management Inc, which manages about $423.50M and $318.59 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 Etf (VOO) by 7,085 shares to 98,813 shares, valued at $26.39 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTI) by 21,910 shares in the quarter, for a total of 278,528 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Ftse Developed Markets Etf (VEA).

Brookstone Capital Management, which manages about $975.50M and $1.31 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 6,727 shares to 63,479 shares, valued at $4.90M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (TIP) by 12,155 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7,812 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (PFF).

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $647,520 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.71 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 54 investors sold AAPL shares while 1030 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 577 raised stakes. 2.68 billion shares or 3.22% less from 2.77 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Groesbeck Investment Management Nj reported 6,211 shares. Arizona State Retirement System holds 1.14 million shares. Clarkston Prns Ltd Liability Co owns 8,023 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Patriot Wealth Mngmt Incorporated owns 120,020 shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability stated it has 2.04% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Fort Point Prns Ltd has 38,500 shares for 2.62% of their portfolio. Rfg Advisory Gru Lc accumulated 30,501 shares or 1.8% of the stock. D L Carlson Investment Group has 55,541 shares for 3.54% of their portfolio. Moreover, Mar Vista Investment Prns Ltd Liability Co has 4% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bb&T reported 456,486 shares. Montag Caldwell Limited Liability stated it has 471,595 shares. Axa holds 2.59% or 3.12M shares in its portfolio. Mark Sheptoff Fin Planning Llc invested 2.21% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bruce And stated it has 3.74% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Wallington Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co accumulated 2.34% or 43,311 shares.

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