Worst Value Picks Now: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

Here’s what’s interesting to note about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) right now: Its price-to-sales ratio of 4.93, is expensive relative to the Drug Manufacturers – Major universe at large. The broad Drug Manufacturers – Major industry has an average P/S ratio of 4.02, which is significantly better than the sector’s 5.95. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 2.16 and as high as 5.29. Also, it is down from 0.62 of the total 775 rivals across the globe.

JNJ traded at an unexpectedly low level on 11/08/2018 when the stock experienced a 0.38% gain to a closing price of $145.3. The company saw 5.42 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 6.43 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 10.12% move, based on the high target price ($160) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $146.53 price target, but the stock is already up 22.49% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -2.04% versus recent highs ($148.32). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $116 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -20.17% drop from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 5.5% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 11.13% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 3.99% so far this year. Additionally, JNJ had a day price range of $144 to $145.7921.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, Johnson & Johnson needs to grow just 3.23% to cross its median price target of $150. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) are $139.14 and $130.78. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, JNJ is a stock with 2.69 billion shares outstanding that normally trades 0.54% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 3.18% with 2.53 average true range (ATR). JNJ has a beta of 0.57 and RSI is 69.21.

Investors also need to beware of the Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 6.42, which suggests that the shares are not attractive compared with peers. The broad Cigarettes industry has an average P/S ratio of 3.94, which is significantly better than the sector’s 5.9. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 2.69 and as high as 7.02. Also, it is down from 0.75 of the total 40 rivals across the globe.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Philip Morris International Inc. by far traveled 17.41% versus a 1-year low price of $76.21. The share price was last seen 0.46% higher, reaching at $89.48 on Nov. 08, 2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $88.5 and $89.92. This company shares are 4% off its target price of $93.06 and the current market capitalization stands at $139.14B. The recent change has given its price a 7.08% lead over SMA 50 and -19.57% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 5.74% gains, 8.38% gains and 10.2% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found PM’s volatility during a week at 1.66% and during a month it has been found around 2.52%.

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) Intraday Metrics

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 3.36 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 5.8 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Philip Morris International Inc. Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 22.93% rally, based on the high target price ($110) for Philip Morris International Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $80 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a -10.59% drop from its current position. Overall, the share price is down -15.31% year to date.