In this article we will be analyzing Johnson & Johnson. We will be looking over the current market data to assess wether or not it is a good investment. To get started, the stock opened this morning at $166.9 and has moved $-0.75 from yesterday’s closing price of $168.45. The high for today is $169.66 and the low is $167.505. A great indicator of where a stock is trending is by looking at it’s 52-week high/low. This is a technical indicator used by some traders and investors who view these figures as an important factor in the analysis of a stock’s current value and as a predictor of its future price movement. The 52-week high for Johnson & Johnson is $173.65 and the low is $133.65. The volume (the number of shares traded in a stock or contracts traded in futures or options.) is 661969. Now that we know where Johnson & Johnson stands in price and volume, let’s learn more about the future of the company.
Forecast & Beta
As an investor, you can get an idea of where the stock is trending by the forecast and beta. Beta is calculated using regression analysis. A beta of 1 indicates that the security’s price tends to move with the market. A beta greater than 1 indicates that the security’s price tends to be more volatile than the market. A beta of less than 1 means it tends to be less volatile than the market. Johnson & Johnson has a beta of 0.70797. Knowing all of this, we project that Johnson & Johnson will have a price of $192.27 in 12-months compared to it’s current price of $167.7 ($24.57 difference). We can also take a look at the comapany’s marketcap. Marketcap is important because it allows investors to understand the relative size of one company versus another. Market cap measures what a company is worth on the open market, as well as the market’s perception of its prospects, because it reflects what investors are willing to pay for its stock. Johnson & Johnson has a marketcap of $442673900000.