The drug giant calms worries about its ability to innovate following its spinoff of Zoetis earlier this year.
JNJ's strong dividend yield of 2.9 percent and its attractive balance means investors won't die in waiting room.
The company pays one of the best dividends in the sector at an annual yield of 4 percent.
The company, which reports earnings Tuesday, needs to show better diversification and operational improvements.
They all had poorly timed buyback programs, which can be a major drain on resources.
Tuesday marks the first open day of the much-anticipated exchanges that were created as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Iclusig is not any more toxic than its competing leukemia drugs and its sales potential remains strong.
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