Security National Trust Co Lowered Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake; First Defiance Financial (FDEF)’s Sentiment Is 1.35

January 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

First Defiance Financial Corp. operates a unitary thrift holding firm that provides communities based financial services in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. The company has market cap of $546.28 million. It offers checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, term certificate accounts, and certificates of deposit; and commercial real estate, commercial, consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, construction, and home equity and improvement loans. It has a 17.32 P/E ratio. The firm also offers trust and wealth management services, as well as online banking services.

Security National Trust Co decreased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 9.98% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Security National Trust Co sold 5,623 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Security National Trust Co holds 50,698 shares with $6.59 million value, down from 56,321 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $391.59 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $145.76. About 5.45M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $53.79. About 21,319 shares traded. First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) has risen 33.50% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.80% the S&P500.

Analysts await First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) to report earnings on January, 22. They expect $0.89 EPS, up 9.88% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.81 per share. FDEF’s profit will be $9.04M for 15.11 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.92 actual EPS reported by First Defiance Financial Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.26% negative EPS growth.

Maltese Capital Management Llc holds 0.39% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. for 86,200 shares. Salzhauer Michael owns 17,016 shares or 0.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Banc Funds Co Llc has 0.2% invested in the company for 85,850 shares. The California-based Clarivest Asset Management Llc has invested 0.12% in the stock. Seizert Capital Partners Llc, a Michigan-based fund reported 51,305 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 84 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Monday, March 14. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Alembic on Friday, July 21. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 26 to “Market Perform”. The rating was initiated by Standpoint Research with “Sell” on Friday, May 20. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $14800 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 18. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 2 to “Neutral”. Barclays Capital maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Wednesday, October 18 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by BTIG Research on Friday, July 21.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without 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. Cidel Asset owns 184,431 shares or 1.08% of their US portfolio. American Secs (D B A Uas Asset Management) invested 7.5% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Macquarie Grp Limited invested 1.33% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Strategic Wealth Advsrs Lc has 0.56% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 26,387 shares. Advantus Cap Mgmt reported 271,874 shares. Independent holds 4.77% or 88,133 shares in its portfolio. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 471,904 shares. Gamco Et Al reported 0.2% stake. Convergence Investment Lc, Wisconsin-based fund reported 4,596 shares. Paragon Capital Mgmt Lc accumulated 4.22% or 96,652 shares. Capital Financial Advisers Limited Liability Com, California-based fund reported 493,368 shares. Nippon Life Insurance has invested 0.98% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And invested 3.47% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Daiwa Sb Invests stated it has 2,140 shares. Highstreet Asset Mngmt Inc holds 1.46% or 117,455 shares in its portfolio.

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 $4.62B for 21.19 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.

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