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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:48 AM
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has submitted concessions in a bid to ease EU regulatory concerns over its $21.3B purchase of Swiss medical device maker Synthes, the EC says. Analysts speculate that JNJ may have to divest some trauma assets to win regulatory approval.
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  • Feb. 21, 2012, 4:43 PM
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) CEO Bill Weldon announces his retirement, following an embarrassing stretch of product recalls and speculation in winter 2010 that he would step down within the year. Alex Gorsky, head of medical devices and diagnostics, succeeds him.
  • Feb. 21, 2012, 10:53 AM
    The Supreme Court rejects a request from Johnson & Johnson (JNJ -0.1%) to reinstate a $1.67B court ruling against Abbott Laboratories (ABT -0.4%) in a patent infringement case related to its Humira treatment for arthritis that contributes close to 20% of ABT's annual revenue.
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  • Feb. 17, 2012, 9:04 AM
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is recalling about 574K bottles of its grape-flavored liquid infant Tylenol in the U.S. following complaints (but no adverse events) over the dosing system. It's the latest in a series of recalls involving Tylenol and other over-the-counter medications. (PR)
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  • Feb. 8, 2012, 1:10 PM
    The FDA issues a warning on stomach-acid medications that can increase the risk of a dangerous bacterial infection. Numerours drugs include the at-risk PPI medication with Protonix, AcipHex, and Nexium being some of the larger names. Big pharma players that produce PPIs include JNJ, MRK, PFE, AZN, and ESALY.PK.
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  • Feb. 7, 2012, 5:55 PM
    Want a smoother ride? Bespoke presents the 40 least volatile S&P 500 names, stocks with the smallest difference between their high and low prices over the last decade. Wal-Mart (WMT) has been the least volatile stock, with a 10-year high-low spread of just 54%. Only six other S&P 500 stocks have spreads below 100%: KMB, PGN, JNJ, SCG, KO. ED.
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  • Feb. 7, 2012, 11:14 AM
    The Obama administration plans to push for a $156M increase in funding for Alzheimer's research over the next two years after estimates for Alzheimer care in the U.S. range as high as $20T for the next 40 years with baby boomers squarely in harm's way. So far drug firms have only been able to deliver stopgap measures - instead of a cure - but big names NVS, JNJ, PFE, FRX are working on developing a market-changing home run treatment, as well as smaller-cap players such as AVXL, PRANA, AEN, NYMX, and ILNS.
  • Feb. 2, 2012, 2:33 PM
    Intuitive Surgical (ISRG +4.1%) pops after Collins Stewart (Buy) writes the Japanese Ministry of Health has indicated it will support the reimbursement of prostatectomies performed using Intuitive's da Vinci surgical robots, beginning in April. The firm also expects Intuitive and Japanese partner Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to pursue reimbursement for other da Vinci procedures. (previously)
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  • Feb. 2, 2012, 11:08 AM
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ -0.3%) lags the general market after being downgraded to Market Perform on relative valuation at First Global. The firm says JNJ's overall performance in Q4 was a mixed bag and the company's likely to level off in its growth trajectory over the near term.
  • Jan. 31, 2012, 3:36 AM
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is replacing the two chairmen in charge of its Tylenol unit, according to an internal memo seen by the WSJ, less than a year after a series of manufacturing problems and recalls prompted the leadership revamp.
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  • Jan. 30, 2012, 10:46 AM
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ -0.4%) announced late Friday that it's voluntarily recalling 2,200 tubes of Aveeno-brand baby lotion from retailers in the southeastern U.S. after a sample contained too much Staphylococci, a common type of bacteria often found on the skin. The company notes the recall is precautionary and limited to a small amount of product.
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  • Jan. 24, 2012, 3:34 PM
    Just one out of five winners among Dow companies reporting earnings today - McDonald's (MCD -2.3%) posting another strong quarter, DD, JNJ, VZ and TRV not so much - but it's consistent with results so far this earnings season. Of the 20% of S&P firms reporting earnings so far, only 58% have exceeded analyst estimates, well below the typical 70% quarterly beat rate.
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  • Jan. 24, 2012, 11:03 AM
    SA author Dividend Kings dusts off the Dogs of the Dow theory in the wake of all the drama in global equity markets to see if this year's dogs can repeat their stellar gains from last year. Making the cut in 2012: GE, DD, JNJ, and INTC.
  • Jan. 24, 2012, 7:59 AM
    More on Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Q4 report: Domestic sales declined 3.4%, while international sales increased 10.2%. Recorded worldwide sales for full-year 2011 of $65.0B, up 5.6% Y/Y. Issues guidance for full-year 2012 of $5.05-$5.15 EPS, below the consensus mark of analysts of $5.20. Shares -0.9% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jan. 24, 2012, 7:50 AM
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Q4 EPS of $1.13 beats by $0.04. Revenue of $16.3B (+3.9% Y/Y) beats by $10M. Shares -0.5% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jan. 24, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday's open: AKS, APD, BHI, BTU, CBE, COH, DD, EAT, EMC, HOG, IGT, JNJ, KEY, KMB, MCD, RF, SNV, TCB, TRV, VZ
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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.