Barclays Capital Maintains a “Overweight” Rating on Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) and GBX 1700.00 Target; Forester Capital Management LTD Has Decreased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holding By $738,530

July 17, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

They currently have a GBX 1700.00 PT on Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). Barclays Capital’s target would suggest a potential upside of 6.35% from the company’s previous close. This was disclosed in a note on Monday, 17 July.

Forester Capital Management Ltd decreased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 15.59% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Forester Capital Management Ltd sold 6,422 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Forester Capital Management Ltd holds 34,764 shares with $4.01 million value, down from 41,186 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $359.21B valuation. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $132.6. About 139 shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Analysts await Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) to report earnings on July, 18 before the open. They expect $1.79 earnings per share, up 2.87% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.74 per share. JNJ’s profit will be $4.85 billion for 18.52 P/E if the $1.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.83 actual earnings per share reported by Johnson & Johnson for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.19% negative EPS growth.

Among 18 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 50 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, September 22, the company rating was initiated by UBS. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, May 15 by JP Morgan. Jefferies maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Friday, July 14. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $14500 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale given on Wednesday, April 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, June 2. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, September 13. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, October 5. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 13 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 20 by Argus Research.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $14.98 million activity. Duato Joaquin sold 50,000 shares worth $6.18M. On Tuesday, February 28 Pruden Gary J sold $1.99M worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 16,299 shares. 22,000 shares valued at $2.58M were sold by Stoffels Paulus on Wednesday, February 15. 21,735 shares valued at $2.45 million were sold by Ullmann Michael H on Wednesday, February 1. The insider Kapusta Ronald A sold 14,543 shares worth $1.78M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 0.82 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 63 investors sold JNJ shares while 834 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 731 raised stakes. 1.72 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.71 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Long Road Inv Counsel Limited Liability, a Michigan-based fund reported 13,519 shares. Moreover, Winslow Evans Crocker Inc has 0% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 19,704 shares. California Employees Retirement holds 1.29% or 6.65M shares. Dumont And Blake owns 20,973 shares for 1.13% of their portfolio. Moneta Grp Invest Advsr Limited Company holds 0.52% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 21,907 shares. Wealthtrust invested in 4,669 shares. Moreover, Eqis Capital Mngmt Inc has 0.18% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 25,449 shares. 1St Source Bank & Trust invested 1.27% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Teacher Retirement Of Texas reported 1.57M shares. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Il invested 0.47% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Avalon Ltd has 1.23% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Cypress Asset Mgmt Tx has 116,776 shares for 2.58% of their portfolio. Birch Hill Invest Advisors Limited Liability Corp invested in 2.67% or 254,867 shares. Gould Asset Lc Ca accumulated 0.15% or 2,595 shares. First Foundation Advsrs owns 1.84% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 244,378 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.68, from 1.53 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 29 investors sold Compass Group plc shares while 52 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 217.82 million shares or 4.58% more from 208.27 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Franklin Resource Inc, California-based fund reported 114,500 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 0.05% or 250,173 shares in its portfolio. Shell Asset Mgmt invested in 0.1% or 206,489 shares. Jane Street Group Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 23,734 shares. Barclays Public Ltd holds 15,686 shares. D E Shaw And reported 48,464 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Assetmark invested in 0% or 637 shares. World Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.02% in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG). Parametric Port Assoc Lc holds 0% in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) or 87,886 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership owns 3.38M shares. Mckinley Capital Mgmt Lc Delaware holds 22,223 shares. Wellington Mngmt Group Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.01% in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG). Scotia invested in 2.39M shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 3.61M shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 0.31% in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG).

Among 27 analysts covering Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Compass Group PLC has GBX 1850 highest and GBX 170 lowest target. GBX 1474.62’s average target is -8.12% below currents GBX 1605 stock price. Compass Group PLC had 147 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, September 14 by Nomura. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Monday, November 2 to “Underperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 23 by Nomura. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 1450 target in Thursday, May 19 report. Societe Generale maintained Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) rating on Thursday, February 4. Societe Generale has “Sell” rating and GBX 1070 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 28. JP Morgan maintained Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) rating on Monday, September 14. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and GBX 1165 target. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities on Tuesday, November 24 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Thursday, July 30. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, November 21 report.

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The company has market cap of 25.38 billion GBP. The Company’s divisions include North America, Europe, Rest of World and Central activities. It has a 22.92 P/E ratio. The Europe segment includes Turkey and Russia.

Analysts await Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) to report earnings on July, 27 before the open. They expect $-0.01 earnings per share, down 150.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.02 per share. After $0.09 actual earnings per share reported by Compass Group plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -111.11% negative EPS growth.

About 1.33M shares traded. Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) has 0.00% since July 17, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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