In today's match-up of The Motley Fool's Better-Buy Tournament, Johnson & Johnson squares off against CalAmp in a battle to determine which stock is the better buy now. The 64-company tournament pits two Motley Fool analysts against each other as they make the case for their stocks, with the winner determined by you, the readers.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is the big diversified player of the pharma space, but that doesn't make it a sleepy conglomerate, argues Motley Fool analyst David Williamson. Its pharmaceutical division is cranking out consistent double-digit growth rates thanks to strong products like Zytiga in prostate cancer and megablockbuster Remicade, and the success continues with recent approval for Imbruvica, a blood cancer drug with expected peak sales in the $6 billion to $7 billion range. Its medical-device business is set for growth following the massive Synthes acquisition, and J&J is wisely selling off lower-margin diagnostics. This is a steady stock with a strong dividend, with a pharma division firing on all cylinders and strong medical devices and consumer units.
Motley Fool tech analyst Jamal Carnette argues that CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP) should to move to the next round because it provides a key role in the next big thing: the Internet of Things. Simply put, the Internet of Things is connected devices -- everywhere. A recent report from Cisco projects 50 billion connected devices by 2018. If you want to profit from the next big thing, Jamal says CalAmp is your choice to advance.
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