Sky Plc (LON:SKY) Stock “Buy” Rating Kept at Liberum Capital; The Target Price is Set to GBX 1060.00; Ariel Investments Has Upped Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holding By $7.69 Million

November 21, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Ariel Investments Llc increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 6.53% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ariel Investments Llc acquired 58,258 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Ariel

Investments Llc holds 950,374 shares with $125.73 million value, up from 892,116 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $370.55 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $137.93. About 1 shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since November 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

In a note published on 21 November, Sky Plc (LON:SKY) stock “Buy” was maintained by Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 1060.00 target price per share on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price per share would suggest a potential upside of 11.49% from the company’s stock close price.

About 544,977 shares traded. SKY PLC (LON:SKY) has 0.00% since November 21, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.75 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.08, from 1.67 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 2 investors sold SKY PLC shares while 6 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 4.32 million shares or 9.97% less from 4.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Tower Cap Ltd Com (Trc) reported 1,983 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Price T Rowe Assocs Md reported 16,447 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Wells Fargo Mn has 0% invested in SKY PLC (LON:SKY) for 845,474 shares. Venator Cap Mngmt holds 447,617 shares or 2.85% of its portfolio. Renaissance Techs Lc stated it has 214,800 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Northern invested 0% in SKY PLC (LON:SKY). Bancorporation Of Mellon has 10,756 shares. Art Advsrs Limited Company accumulated 23,402 shares. Gabelli Funds Limited Company accumulated 185,990 shares. 38,000 are owned by New Jersey Better Educational Savings. Geode Limited Company stated it has 52,358 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Blackrock Incorporated has invested 0% in SKY PLC (LON:SKY). Gsa Prtn Llp has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in SKY PLC (LON:SKY). Teton Advsr stated it has 50,000 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada has 0% invested in SKY PLC (LON:SKY) for 122,412 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering Sky Plc (LON:SKY), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Sky Plc has GBX 1500 highest and GBX 1 lowest target. GBX 1106.04’s average target is 16.36% above currents GBX 950.5 stock price. Sky Plc had 237 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Societe Generale maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 1350 target in Monday, February 1 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Kepler Cheuvreux on Tuesday, July 26. Barclays Capital maintained SKY PLC (LON:SKY) on Monday, June 13 with “Overweight” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and GBX 1100 target in Monday, June 6 report. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, February 18 by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. Citigroup maintained SKY PLC (LON:SKY) rating on Friday, November 4. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and GBX 1350 target. Berenberg maintained SKY PLC (LON:SKY) rating on Wednesday, January 11. Berenberg has “Hold” rating and GBX 1075 target. The rating was maintained by BNP Paribas on Wednesday, January 6 with “Neutral”. On Monday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”.

Sky plc is an entertainment and communications company. The company has market cap of 16.34 billion GBP. The Firm is engaged in operation of pay television broadcasting and home communications services, including provision of broadband and telephone operations. It has a 23.8 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: UK and Ireland, which includes activities and activities of the pay television, home communications and adjacent businesses in the United Kingdom and Ireland; Germany and Austria, which includes activities and activities of the pay television and adjacent businesses in Germany and Austria, and Italy, which includes activities and activities of the pay television and adjacent businesses in Italy.

Ariel Investments Llc decreased Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) stake by 56,460 shares to 164,157 valued at $18.25 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Kkr & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) stake by 129,218 shares and now owns 8.60M shares. Axt Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, 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. Asset Mgmt One Limited reported 4.43 million shares. Tocqueville Asset Limited Partnership holds 773,310 shares or 1.23% of its portfolio. Sva Plumb Wealth Management Limited Liability Com holds 98,180 shares. Lederer & Associate Invest Counsel Ca reported 20,067 shares or 2.56% of all its holdings. Letko Brosseau & Associate Inc stated it has 0.82% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Moody Bancorp Division has 0.29% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Estabrook Capital Mgmt has invested 0% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Cognios, a Kansas-based fund reported 1,667 shares. North Star Mngmt holds 1.64% or 92,470 shares in its portfolio. 8,030 are held by Highlander Mngmt Llc. Ci Global Investments Incorporated, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 197,165 shares. Swedbank has 3.45M shares. 206,226 are owned by Pinnacle Associates Limited. Skba Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 1.04% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 51,800 shares. Kidder Stephen W holds 5.45% or 108,734 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Johnson & Johnson has $165 highest and $90 lowest target. $136.94’s average target is -0.72% below currents $137.93 stock price. Johnson & Johnson had 83 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 21 by Atlantic Securities. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, March 14. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, August 25. Jefferies maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Tuesday, September 13. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $115 target. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, September 29. Standpoint Research initiated the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, May 20 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $119 target in Thursday, August 4 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, October 5 with “Buy”. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 15.

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