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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

  • May 25, 2012, 8:58 AM
    At the top of Goldman Sachs' VIP List of 50 stocks most important to hedge funds is Apple (AAPL), followed by GOOG, ESRX, MSFT, QCOM, C, GM, PCLN, JPM and LMCA. Leading the list of the firm's top 50 short positions is JNJ, XOM, INTC, IBM, AMZN, T, CVX, VZ, DUK and DIS.
  • May 23, 2012, 5:38 PM
    An FDA advisory panel recommends against approval of Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Xarelto blood thinner to reduce life-threatening blood clots. JNJ already markets the pill to treat irregular heartbeat and patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery.
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  • May 21, 2012, 8:59 AM
    J&J's (JNJ +0.2%) blood thinner Xarelto seems to cut the risk of new heart attacks and strokes in people with cardiac problems, the FDA says in a review, although missing data raises doubts that the treatment actually works. An FDA advisory panel is due to vote on Wednesday on whether to recommend the drug.
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  • May 17, 2012, 11:05 AM
    GSK, J&J (JNJ) and Amgen (AMGN) yesterday released positive results from small trials of cancer drugs ahead of a big industry meeting in early June. GSK combined two melanoma medicines, JNJ's already approve Zytiga helped eliminate prostate cancer that hadn't yet spread, and Amgen has revived the once discarded rilotumumab for treating gastric cancer.
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  • May 15, 2012, 1:50 PM
    Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ +0.5%) subsidiary Alza Corp. and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV agree to transfer world-wide rights for the premature ejaculation treatment Priligy to drug developer Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX +9.3%).
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  • May 9, 2012, 11:34 AM
    J&J (JNJ) adds another approval request to the FDA for Xarelto, applying to use the blood thinner for helping to reduce the risk of blood clots developing in heart stents in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Xarelto is already authorized for certain use cases.
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  • May 1, 2012, 11:49 AM
    New J&J (JNJ) CEO Alex Gorsky is looking to strengthen the company's medical-device unit via takeovers, he tells Bloomberg in an interview. "We remain committed to cardiovascular," Gorsky says, despite sales shrinking 44% since 2006. On the analyst wish list are Edwards Lifesciences (EW) and St. Jude Medical (STJ).
  • Apr. 30, 2012, 5:20 AM
    Pure pharmaceuticals players, like AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY) and Eli Lilly (LLY), are likely to face higher earnings pressure over the next three years than more-diversified firms like J&J (JNJ) or Bayer (BAYRY.PK), says Fitch. Cash-rich pure-players with a relatively weak R&D pipeline, like AZN, may be tempted to go on buying sprees.
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  • Apr. 26, 2012, 10:58 AM
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ +0.4%) announces at its annual shareholders meeting a 7.0% increase in its quarterly dividend rate, from $0.57 per share to $0.61 per share.
  • Apr. 19, 2012, 5:12 AM
    The EU approves Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) $21.3B purchase of Swiss medical device maker Synthes after J&J pledged to divest its trauma operations in the region. "We obtained remedies to ensure that competition will remain strong in these markets," EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia says.
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  • Apr. 17, 2012, 8:12 AM
    More on Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Q1: Worldwide Consumer sales -2.4% Y/Y to $3.6B, hurt by negative currency impact of 2.9%. Worldwide pharmaceutical sales +1.2% to $6.1B, led by strong international sales of Remicade. Worldwide Medical Devices and Diagnostics sales -0.3% to $6.4B. Sees FY12 EPS of $5.07-$5.17, above prior guidance of $5.05-$5.15. Shares +0.5% premarket. (PR)
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  • Apr. 17, 2012, 7:47 AM
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Q1 EPS of $1.41 beats by $0.07. Revenue of $16.1B (flat Y/Y) misses by $125M. Shares +0.6% premarket. (PR)
  • Apr. 17, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday's open: AMTD, CMA, EDU, FRX, GS, GWW, JNJ, KO, NTRS, OMC, STT, USB, USG
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  • Apr. 16, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday's open: AMTD, CMA, EDU, FRX, GS, GWW, JNJ, KO, NTRS, OMC, STT, USB, USG
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  • Apr. 16, 2012, 5:25 PM
    The Street is underestimating Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Citi's Matthew Dodds maintains, and shares could pop if sales exceed estimates when it reports its Q1 tomorrow morning: "All three of JNJ’s divisions are expected to see accelerating sales growth as we move through 2012, with a notable jump set for Q3 when generic pharma comparisons ease."
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  • Apr. 11, 2012, 11:10 AM
    The judge in an Arkansas case against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ -0.5%) tags the firm with a $1.1B penalty after it was found guilty of deception over the marketing of antipyschotic drug Risperdal. Shares of JNJ are snoozing the news with the verdict and obligatory appeal already anticipated.
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Company Description
Johnson & Johnson is a holding company, which is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale ofproducts in the health care field within its Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, and Diagnostics business segments.