Signature Financial Management Has Lowered By $508,601 Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake; Vanguard Group Lifted Hanover Ins Group (THG) Position By $6.10 Million

May 24, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Vanguard Group Inc increased Hanover Ins Group Inc (THG) stake by 1.44% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Vanguard Group Inc acquired 56,453 shares as Hanover Ins Group Inc (THG)’s stock rose 5.39%. The Vanguard Group Inc holds 3.97M shares with $429.29 million value, up from 3.92 million last quarter. Hanover Ins Group Inc now has $5.07 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $119.2. About 121,869 shares traded. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) has risen 27.09% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.54% the S&P500.

Signature Financial Management Inc decreased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 25.19% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Signature Financial Management Inc sold 3,659 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock declined 9.21%. The Signature Financial Management Inc holds 10,869 shares with $1.52M value, down from 14,528 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $327.30 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.15% or $1.42 during the last trading session, reaching $122.03. About 4.94 million shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 1.12% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.43% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 35 investors sold JNJ shares while 884 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 654 raised stakes. 1.72 billion shares or 0.40% more from 1.71 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Rmsincerbeaux Capital Management Ltd reported 3,270 shares or 0.42% of all its holdings. Dynamic Management Limited invested in 0.4% or 8,374 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee invested in 4.1% or 51,533 shares. Ami Investment Mngmt Inc has invested 2.72% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Eagle Glob Limited Co owns 76,239 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Mngmt Inc stated it has 244,984 shares or 3.76% of all its holdings. 2.70M are held by Chevy Chase Tru. Hilltop holds 0.64% or 20,379 shares in its portfolio. Rothschild Invest Corp Il invested in 0.78% or 51,213 shares. Strategic Global Lc has invested 1.17% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Greenwood Cap Associate Ltd holds 1.8% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 55,288 shares. Bancorporation Of Mellon accumulated 36.24 million shares or 1.33% of the stock. 1.32 million are owned by Epoch Invest Prtnrs. Wedgewood Pa invested 1.36% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Stonebridge Cap Advisors Ltd Liability Company accumulated 52,767 shares.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $20.17 million activity. 155,342 Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shares with value of $20.17 million were sold by Stoffels Paulus.

More notable recent Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Congo begins Ebola vaccinations” on May 21, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Presents at UBS Health Care Brokers Conference (Transcript)” published on May 21, 2018, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “3 Top Biosimilars that Will Lift Pfizer Inc. Stock Even More” on May 24, 2018. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Heffx Stock Technicals” published on May 18, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Johnson & Johnson Commits to Yet Another Dividend Hike” with publication date: April 26, 2018.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 101 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 6 by Wells Fargo. JP Morgan downgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Tuesday, January 2 to “Neutral” rating. Leerink Swann maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Wednesday, April 18 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, April 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, March 15. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Sell” rating by BTIG Research on Tuesday, January 23. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, October 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 15 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 18 with “Equal-Weight”.

Analysts await Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) to report earnings on July, 17. They expect $2.05 earnings per share, up 12.02% or $0.22 from last year’s $1.83 per share. JNJ’s profit will be $5.50B for 14.88 P/E if the $2.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.06 actual earnings per share reported by Johnson & Johnson for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.49% negative EPS growth.

More news for The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “The Hanover Expands its Surety Leadership Team to Support Growth and Momentum” on May 24, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “The Hanover Insurance Group’s (THG) CEO Jack Roche on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 03, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 5 analysts covering Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Hanover Insurance Group had 17 analyst reports since August 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, May 4, the company rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Saturday, August 15. The stock of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, February 1. On Monday, October 24 the stock rating was initiated by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Thursday, January 12 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Thursday, May 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Thursday, February 1. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $104.0 target in Monday, December 4 report. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, April 17 with “Buy”.

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