Johnson & Johnson’s Target, Estimates Cut at Goldman Sachs (JNJ)

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Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) on Tuesday saw its price target and earnings estimates lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs.

The firm said it cut its estimates for JNJ through 2012, citing expectations of a slower recovery. Goldman maintained its "Neutral" rating on JNJ and introduced a new $59 price target, which implies a 6% downside to the stock's Monday closing price of $62.82.

Johnson & Johnson shares rose 36 cents, or +0.6%, in premarket trading Tuesday.

The Bottom Line
We have been recommending shares of Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) since Oct.8, 2009, when the stock was trading at $60.71. The company has a 3.44% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $62.82.

Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) is a "Recommended" dividend stock, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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