As Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) Stock Rose, Holder Miller Howard Investments Decreased by $2.60 Million Its Stake; Puplava Financial Services Holding in Caterpillar Del (CAT) Has Increased by $2.33 Million as Market Valuation Rose

January 22, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Puplava Financial Services Inc increased its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (CAT) by 52.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Puplava Financial Services Inc bought 18,821 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.62% with the market. The institutional investor held 54,832 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.84 million, up from 36,011 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Puplava Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $101.25B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $170.18. About 2.13M shares traded. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 47.53% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.

Miller Howard Investments Inc decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) by 3.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Miller Howard Investments Inc sold 20,012 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 600,635 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $78.09 million, down from 620,647 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Miller Howard Investments Inc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $396.18B market cap company. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $147.47. About 2.85M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 1.71 billion shares or 0.90% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Estabrook Capital Mngmt has invested 2.62% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 2,376 were accumulated by Redmond Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com. Central owns 85,000 shares or 1.89% of their US portfolio. Ledyard Financial Bank holds 65,478 shares. Green Valley Invsts Ltd stated it has 5% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Artemis Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership owns 88,295 shares or 0.24% of their US portfolio. Adirondack Trust has 3.16% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 14,717 were reported by Enterprise Financial. Kentucky Retirement Sys has invested 1.62% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Farmers Fincl Bank invested 4.84% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Triangle Secs Wealth Mgmt has 27,482 shares. Alpine Woods Capital Invsts Limited Liability Com owns 123,522 shares. Capital has 6.64M shares. Peddock Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.57% or 8,482 shares. Moore Mgmt LP reported 20,000 shares stake.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 86 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs upgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Monday, March 14. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $112 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. On Friday, June 16 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 1 to “Overweight”. Jefferies maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Alembic given on Friday, July 21. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by JP Morgan. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 5 report. Argus Research maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Wednesday, April 20 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.72 earnings per share, up 8.86% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.58 per share. JNJ’s profit will be $4.62 billion for 21.43 P/E if the $1.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.90 actual earnings per share reported by Johnson & Johnson for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.47% negative EPS growth.

Miller Howard Investments Inc, which manages about $6.68B and $4.85 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dominion Energy Inc Com (NYSE:D) by 8,635 shares to 90,300 shares, valued at $6.95M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pfizer Inc Com (NYSE:PFE) by 351,008 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.34 million shares, and has risen its stake in Forum Energy Technologies Inc (NYSE:FET).

Among 31 analysts covering Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), 15 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Caterpillar Inc. had 109 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of CAT in report on Monday, December 7 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, September 8. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Friday, September 25. UBS upgraded Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) on Monday, September 18 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 25 by Deutsche Bank. Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Equal Weight” rating in Friday, September 25 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, March 18. The rating was upgraded by Vertical Research to “Buy” on Friday, April 15. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 29 by TheStreet. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 11 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.32 million activity. On Thursday, October 26 the insider De Lange Bob sold $216,276. On Monday, October 30 DICKINSON DANIEL M sold $522,724 worth of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) or 3,813 shares.

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