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JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

$129.15

-1.23 (-0.94%)

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Leerink sees no change to litigation risk, recommends buying J&J on weakness

Leerink analyst Danielle Antalffy says news that the Missouri judge denied a post-trial motion to set aside the verdict awarding 22 plaintiffs $4.69B in damages as it relates to Johnson & Johnson's baby powder is "not surprising" and does not change her view that the outstanding litigation risk is manageable. Further, the analyst notes that Johnson & Johnson has not lost the appeal, rather the trial court judge denied a post-trial motion to set aside the verdict, which is a formality that must be done before the company can file a formal appeal. Overall, Antalffy thinks Johnson & Johnson's business fundamentals will manage through this negative press and would be a buyer on weakness. The analyst has an Outperform rating on the shares.

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JNJ Johnson & Johnson
$129.15

-1.23 (-0.94%)

12/19/18
MSCO
12/19/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Equal Weight
NYT story on J&J appeal 'loss' mischaracterizes situation, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst David Lewis noted that the New York Times published an article that claimed Johnson & Johnson "lost its motion on Wednesday to reverse a jury verdict" that awarded $4.69B to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company's talc products, but he believes this mischaracterizes the situation. J&J lost some post trials motions, which is customary after a jury verdict, and post trial motions must be ruled upon before a formal appeal can be filed, which Lewis believes J&J intends to do. The analyst, who continues to think case progression and win rate will be key to investor sentiment on the talc issue, keeps an Equal Weight rating on J&J shares.
12/17/18
MSCO
12/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $32
MSCO
Overweight
Bausch Health talc worries appear overblown, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst David Risinger attributes Friday's 3% decline in Bausch Health (BHC)shares to concerns that the company is exposed to liabilities related to the talc powder lawsuits being faced by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) since Bausch acquired right to Shower to Shower talc powder in 2012. However, he believes the negative reaction is likely overblown since Bausch appears to be indemnified by J&J, has been successful in obtaining dismissals of related cases, and has only owned the product rights for the past six year. Risinger maintains an Overweight rating and $32 price target on Bausch Health shares.
12/17/18
MSCO
12/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $153
MSCO
Equal Weight
J&J stock reaction, comparisons to Bayer 'flawed,' says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst David Lewis said he is not convinced that Friday's article from Reuters uncovered new evidence that was not presented to Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) juries or part of the ongoing legal discovery process, but that it has raised a level of awareness around the issue and may inflate the company's potential legal exposure. The stock reaction is not supported by science as linking ovarian cancer broadly to talc will be challenging, contends Lewis, who believes the selloff in J&J shares appears too severe. Additionally, investor concerns that talc issues could lead to a Bayer-like (BAYRY) reaction have a flaw in the analysis of financial exposure, as glyphosate and its derivatives represent about 30% of Bayer's corporate EBITDA, while baby powder is less than 0.3% of J&J's sales and an "immaterial" percentage of EBITDA, said Lewis. He maintains an Equal Weight rating on Johnson & Johnson with a price target of $153.
12/14/18
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12/14/18
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Bausch Health risk from J&J talc issues should be considered, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris noted that Bausch Health (BHC) acquired Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Shower to Shower body powder in 2012 and has subsequently been named as a defendant in more than 160 lawsuits. Bausch Health stated in a recent filing that "While Johnson & Johnson continues to indemnify the Company, the Company has initiated proceedings in arbitration against Johnson & Johnson relating to the scope and amount of such indemnification," Maris noted. He contends that if Bausch is going to arbitration with J&J to clarify the extent of indemnification, it should be considered a risk investors consider that the companies come to different conclusions as to this indemnification. Maris maintains an Underperform rating on Bausch Health shares.

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AK Steel

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Banco Bilbao

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BlackRock

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STT

State Street

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JPMorgan

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Teck Resources

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Tonix Pharmaceuticals

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0.0048 (1.07%)

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Relmada Therapeutics

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New York Times

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WAIR

Wesco Aircraft

$11.01

0.01 (0.09%)

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FOMX

Foamix

$3.15

-0.09 (-2.78%)

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