Active Watch List: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR), Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS), Jarden Corp. (NYSE:JAH), Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R)

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 28.10% and weekly performance is 1.11%. On last trading day company shares ended up $99.53. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -0.09%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was upgraded by Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, AnalystRatings.NET reports. The firm currently has a $110.00 price objective on the stock. Vetr‘s target price indicates a potential upside of 12.51% from the company’s current price.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) shares increased 0.72% in last trading session and ended the day at $64.55. VTR Gross Margin is 60.60% and its return on assets is 2.20%. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) quarterly performance is -11.78%. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) announced that it has priced a public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) at 99.218% of principal amount. The Notes are being issued by the Company’s operating partnership, Ventas Realty, Limited Partnership, and will be guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by the Company. The sale of the Notes is expected to close on July 16, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

On 10 July, Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) shares increased 4.39% and was closed at $16.65. BCS EPS growth in last 5 year was -15.50%. Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) year to date (YTD) performance is 12.91%. Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) is considering an acquisition as the quickest way to gain the extra licence it needs to hive off its retail bank under new rules forcing big UK lenders to split in two, The Financial Times reported. The report said that the plan underlines how Barclays faces a bigger challenge than rivals to comply with the so-called “ringfencing” law, which forces large banks to shift their retail operations into separate subsidiaries from other activities such as investment banking by 2019.

Jarden Corp. (NYSE:JAH) ended the last trading day at $52.31. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.80% and price to cash ratio as 14.80. Jarden Corp. (NYSE:JAH) showed a weekly performance of 1.08%. Consumer goods company Jarden Corp. (NYSE:JAH) is close to acquiring disposable tableware maker Waddington Group for around $1.4 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter. Waddington’s owner, buyout firm Olympus Partners, had been exploring a sale for the manufacturer of plastic plates, cups and cutlery, Reuters reported in March.

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) shares increased 2.49% in last trading session and ended the day at $90.00. R Gross Margin is 21.40% and its return on assets is 2.80%. Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) quarterly performance is -5.32%. The Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.41 per share of common stock, to be paid on September 18, 2015, to shareholders of record on August 24, 2015. The dividend reflects a $0.04 increase from the $0.37 cash dividend Ryder had been paying quarterly since July of 2014. This is Ryder’s 156th consecutive quarterly cash dividend – marking 39 years of uninterrupted dividend payments.

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