Abner Herrman & Brock Has Increased Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holding; Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) Had 12 Bulls

April 10, 2018 - By John Hoffman

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Among 15 analysts covering Rentokil Initial PLC (LON:RTO), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Rentokil Initial PLC has GBX 400 highest and GBX 110 lowest target. GBX 295.07’s average target is 6.34% above currents GBX 277.468 stock price. Rentokil Initial PLC had 115 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) rating on Tuesday, September 1. RBC Capital Markets has “Top Pick” rating and GBX 180 target. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, January 25 with “Overweight”. On Thursday, April 7 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Add”. As per Monday, February 29, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 242 target in Wednesday, April 19 report. The stock of Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 31. JP Morgan maintained it with “Underweight” rating and GBX 211 target in Friday, October 20 report. Jefferies initiated it with “Hold” rating and GBX 335 target in Monday, December 4 report. The firm has “Add” rating by Numis Securities given on Wednesday, March 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) on Friday, December 18 with “Top Pick” rating. See Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) latest ratings:

06/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 335.00 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 315.00 New Target: GBX 315.00 Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 330.00 New Target: GBX 330.00 Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 335.00 New Target: GBX 340.00 Upgrade
02/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 311.00 New Target: GBX 325.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 343.00 New Target: GBX 343.00 Maintain
13/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 340.00 New Target: GBX 335.00 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 340.00 New Target: GBX 330.00 Reiteration
23/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 348.00 New Target: GBX 343.00 Lowers

Abner Herrman & Brock Llc increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 8.6% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Abner Herrman & Brock Llc acquired 2,445 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock declined 9.21%. The Abner Herrman & Brock Llc holds 30,882 shares with $4.32 million value, up from 28,437 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $347.35B valuation. The stock increased 1.08% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $129.48. About 6.40M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 1.12% since April 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.43% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.82% or GBX 2.268 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 277.468. About 385,874 shares traded. Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) has 0.00% since April 10, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Rentokil Initial plc, through its subsidiaries, provides route services in North America, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Asia, and rest of world. The company has market cap of 5.10 billion GBP. It offers a range of pest control services from rodents to flying insects, as well as to other forms of wildlife management for commercial and residential customers. It has a 7.52 P/E ratio. The firm also provides hygiene services, including the provision and maintenance of products, such as air fresheners, sanitizers, feminine hygiene units, hand dryers, paper and linen towel dispensers, soap dispensers, and floor protection mats.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson has $170.0 highest and $90 lowest target. $137.17’s average target is 5.94% above currents $129.48 stock price. Johnson & Johnson had 92 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Societe Generale. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Buy” rating and $155.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Morgan Stanley. UBS maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $145 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 6 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, August 4. Jefferies maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Tuesday, March 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 35 investors sold JNJ shares while 884 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 654 raised stakes. 1.72 billion shares or 0.40% more from 1.71 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 41,957 were accumulated by Baxter Bros. Cincinnati Casualty invested in 25,000 shares. Novare Capital Mngmt Lc invested in 84,280 shares or 2% of the stock. Cetera Advisor Netwr Limited Liability Company holds 140,601 shares. Benedict Fin Advsr Incorporated has 52,598 shares for 3.54% of their portfolio. Madison Invest Holding holds 1.11% or 465,099 shares in its portfolio. Central holds 85,000 shares. Sentry Investments reported 60,200 shares. Benin Mngmt Corp owns 8,521 shares. White Pine Inv holds 1.21% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 17,531 shares. Lenox Wealth Management has 0.07% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Chesley Taft & holds 2.43% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 205,745 shares. Chickasaw Mngmt Lc invested in 54,251 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Gould Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com Ca has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Steinberg Glob Asset Mgmt accumulated 22,935 shares.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $20.17 million activity. Stoffels Paulus sold $20.17 million worth of stock or 155,342 shares.

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