Why J&J Is Poised to Outperform
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, health-care products giant Johnson & Johnson has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at J&J and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
New Brunswick, N.J. (1886)
Chairman/CEO Alex Gorsky
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$25.1 billion / $15.0 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
JnJ has taken its lumps of late, but it is still a global company with a huge spectrum of well-known brands from baby-powder to band-aids. They are not afraid to buy pioneering companies to catch a leg up on the competition, but JnJ still retains a strong innovative edge of its own. Look, for example, at INVOCANA, a diabetes drug that controls glucose levels through urine stream rather than insulin regulation. A classic buy-and-hold blue chip that still has serious class!!
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