Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Attaining Market Attention on Earnings Release

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) notched a move of 0.87% to $131.76 for the day. The total traded volume was 6379562. The stock had closed at $130.62 on the previous day. Johnson & Johnson is with Insider ownership of 0.06% and institutional ownership counts to 68.50%. Shares float is 2.68B and outstanding shares are at 2.74B. The float short is currently 0.65% and short ratio is 2.15.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today reported sales of $20.0 billion for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 12.6% as compared to the first quarter of 2017. Operational sales results increased 8.4% and the positive impact of currency was 4.2%. Domestic sales increased 6.1%. International sales increased 19.9%, reflecting operational growth of 10.9% and a positive currency impact of 9.0%. Excluding the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, on an operational basis, worldwide sales increased 4.3%, domestic sales increased 1.3% and international sales increased 7.6%.

Net earnings and diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2018 were $4.4 billion and $1.60, respectively. First-quarter 2018 net earnings included after-tax intangible amortization expense of approximately $1.0 billion and a charge for after-tax special items of approximately $0.3 billion. First-quarter 2017 net earnings included after-tax intangible amortization expense of approximately $0.2 billion and a charge for after-tax special items of approximately $0.4 billion. Excluding after-tax intangible amortization expense and special items, adjusted net earnings for the current quarter were $5.6 billion and adjusted diluted earnings per share were $2.06, representing increases of 11.8% and 12.6%, respectively, as compared to the same period in 2017.* On an operational basis, adjusted diluted earnings per share also increased 5.5%.* A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures is included as an accompanying schedule.

“We are pleased with the strong and consistent performance delivered by our colleagues around the world, demonstrated by our sales and EPS growth in the first quarter,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our Pharmaceutical business continues to deliver robust growth and we are pleased with the improvement in our Consumer business. In our Medical Devices businesses, we have areas of leadership and continue to make investments and portfolio choices to improve performance.”

Mr. Gorsky continued, “The U.S. tax legislation passed late last year is creating the opportunity for us to invest more than $30 billion in R&D and capital investments in the U.S. over the next four years, which is an increase of 15%.”

The Company increased its sales guidance for the full-year 2018 to a range of $81.0 to $81.8 billion, reflecting expected operational growth in the range of 4.0% to 5.0%. Additionally, the Company reaffirmed its adjusted earnings guidance for full-year 2018 to a range of $8.00 to $8.20 per share, reflecting expected operational growth in the range of 6.8% to 9.6%.

The stock made income 14.90B on sales of 76.45B. ROA sticks to 0.90% and ROI is 15.70%. Shares have moved -11.17% from its 1 Year high price and changed 8.94% from its 1 Year low price. The shares registered RSI (14) at 55.67 and ATR factor was seen at 2.64.

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