Today’s Research Reports on Trending Tickers: Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca
U.S. markets made it in the green on Thursday, pushed higher by rally in information technology and telecom stocks, covering continued uncertainty over trade policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.91 percent to close at 24,924.89, while the S&P 500 Index increased 0.87 percent to close at 2,798.29. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 1.39 percent to close at 7,823.92.
Head of small and mid-cap equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments, Ralph Bassett said, “The market is breathing a sign of relief despite some pretty intense headlines recently. We’re seeing technology pick up, and other areas more broadly as well, as fundamentals remain very good.”
RDI Initiates Coverage on:
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson’s stock moved 1.2% higher Thursday, to close the day at $127.76. The stock recorded a trading volume of 6,198,989 shares, which was below its three months average volume of 6,499,828 shares. In the last year, Johnson & Johnson’s shares have traded in a range of 118.62 – 148.32. The share price has gained 7.71% from its 52 week low. The company’s shares are currently trading below their 200-day moving average. The stock’s 50-day moving average of $122.64 is below its 200-day moving average of $129.89. Shares of the company are trading at a Price to Earnings ratio of 282.65. Shares of Johnson & Johnson have gained roughly 4.26 percent in the past month and are down 8.56 percent year-to-date.
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On Thursday, shares of AstraZeneca recorded a trading volume of 8,103,244 shares, which was above the three months average volume of 3,877,545 shares. The stock ended the day 4.29% higher at $36.96. The share price has fallen 0.91% from its 52 week high with a 52 week trading range of 28.43 – 37.30. The company’s shares are currently trading above their 200-day moving average. The stock’s 50-day moving average of $36.19 is above its 200-day moving average of $35.18. Shares of the company are trading at a Price to Earnings ratio of 33.39. Shares of AstraZeneca have gained roughly 2.21 percent in the past month and are up 6.51 percent year-to-date.
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