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Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky at the 2013 shareholders' meeting. Photo credit: Johnson & Johnson.

There are a number of specific details that investors in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the pharma giant from a shareholder's perspective.

The slideshow shows, among other things, that Johnson & Johnson rewards investors in multiple ways:

  • It pays out more than half of its earnings via dividends, contributing to a 2.9% dividend yield compared to the S&P 500's 2.1%.
  • It bought back $6.2 billion worth of its own stock over the past 12 months, translating into a 1.6% decrease in Johnson & Johnson's outstanding share count.
  • And even though its shares yield more than the S&P 500, its share price has nevertheless kept up with the large cap index, outperforming it by six percentage points over the past decade.

To learn more about Johnson & Johnson, scroll through the slideshow below, which walks viewers through an analysis of the pharmaceutical heavyweight.


Slideshow data was sourced from YCharts.com on Dec. 3, 2015. Image credits: iStock/Thinkstock, Johnson & Johnson.

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