See How Johnson & Johnson Ranks Among Analysts' Top Dow 30 Picks

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A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ) is the #16 broker pick, on average, out of the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to ETF Channel . Within the broader S&P 500, when components were ranked in terms of analyst favorites, JNJ claims the #261 spot.

Below is a chart of rank over time: Loading+chart++2018+TickerTech.com

JNJ operates in the Drugs & Pharmaceuticals sector, among companies like Pfizer Inc ( PFE ) which is up about 0.4% today, and Novartis ( NVS ) trading higher by about 1%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of JNJ, versus PFE and NVS.

JNJ,PFE,NVS Relative Performance Chart

JNJ is currently trading up about 0.3% midday Monday.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , ETFs
Referenced Symbols: PFE , NVS , JNJ

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