Thursday, January 22, 2015

Seeking Alpha: Johnson & Johnson Finding Growth A Little Harder Now

The health care sector has staged a strong multiyear recovery, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has more than just gone along for the ride. Although the company has had to deal with major recalls in the consumer business and unimpressive growth in the device business, the pharmaceutical business has emerged as a real star with six blockbusters introduced in the last five years.

Nothing lasts forever, though, and 2015 is shaping up as a more challenging year. Headwinds in the pharmaceutical business appear to be coinciding with forex-related pressure and the device business is unlikely to accelerate enough to make up the difference. None of this makes Johnson & Johnson a bad company, though, and investors may want to keep an eye on these shares for the opportunity to pick up a potential long-term holding at an attractive price.

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Johnson & Johnson Finding Growth A Little Harder Now

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