Ironwood Investment Counsel Has Raised Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Position; Polypipe Group plc (LON:PLP) Had 9 Bullish Analysts

December 6, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 9.95% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc acquired 6,817 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock

rose 6.85%. The Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc holds 75,317 shares with $9.96 million value, up from 68,500 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $378.40B valuation. The stock increased 0.84% or $1.18 during the last trading session, reaching $140.85. About 2.74 million shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Polypipe Group Plc (LON:PLP), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Polypipe Group Plc had 70 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Add” rating and GBX 465 target in Tuesday, November 14 report. The stock of Polypipe Group plc (LON:PLP) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, July 26. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 1 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Polypipe Group plc (LON:PLP) earned “Buy” rating by Berenberg on Friday, August 21. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, August 21 with “Buy”. The stock of Polypipe Group plc (LON:PLP) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 15 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by Berenberg given on Tuesday, April 25. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Berenberg. Deutsche Bank maintained Polypipe Group plc (LON:PLP) rating on Wednesday, August 17. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and GBX 361 target. See Polypipe Group plc (LON:PLP) latest ratings:

06/12/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 465.00 New Target: GBX 465.00 Upgrade
27/11/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Maintain
27/11/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight New Target: GBX 426.00 Initiates Starts
20/11/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 445.00 New Target: GBX 455.00 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 450.00 New Target: GBX 450.00 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 465.00 New Target: GBX 465.00 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Maintain
19/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 490.00 New Target: GBX 490.00 Maintain
01/09/2017 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 360.00 New Target: GBX 470.00 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 50 investors sold JNJ shares while 878 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 1.73 billion shares or 0.03% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bellecapital International holds 9,799 shares or 1.14% of its portfolio. Tower Bridge reported 0% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Alpine Woods Cap Investors Limited Liability has 134,022 shares. Northern Trust Corp holds 1.27% or 34.25M shares in its portfolio. Lathrop Investment Mngmt Corporation holds 2,806 shares. Wfg Lp reported 0.74% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Foster Dykema Cabot Inc Ma has 17,496 shares for 0.41% of their portfolio. Pnc Grp reported 1.43% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Martingale Asset Mgmt LP holds 1.09% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 584,781 shares. Bedell Frazier Investment Counseling Lc holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 4,253 shares. Ami Management invested 2.97% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 36,471 are held by Burney Company. Account Llc holds 0% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 17,105 shares. Lvm Cap Mngmt Mi, a Michigan-based fund reported 118,733 shares. Moreover, Plancorp Ltd Liability has 0.81% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 83 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Vetr to “Strong-Buy” on Monday, August 31. On Monday, October 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, October 6. The rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities with “Neutral” on Friday, December 18. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by BTIG Research to “Sell” on Friday, July 21. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, July 10. Jefferies maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Tuesday, August 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, April 20. Piper Jaffray reinitiated Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Monday, October 5. Piper Jaffray has “Neutral” rating and $105.0 target.

The stock increased 0.65% or GBX 2.4 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 373.2. About 263,878 shares traded. Polypipe Group plc (LON:PLP) has 0.00% since December 6, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Polypipe Group plc, through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and makes plastic piping systems, water management solutions, and ventilation systems for the residential, commercial, civil, infrastructure, and public non-housing sectors in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company has market cap of 744.79 million GBP. The firm offers building products, such as above and below ground drainage, rainwater systems, plastic plumbing fittings, pressure systems, and insulation products, as well as underfloor heating products. It has a 16.51 P/E ratio. It also provides surface water and terrain drainage systems, sewerage systems, and cable protection systems.

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