| Johnson & Johnson is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of products in the health care field. Co. has three business segments: Consumer Health, which includes products focused on personal healthcare used in the skin health/beauty, over-the-counter medicines, baby care, oral care, women's health and wound care markets; Pharmaceutical, which is focused on six therapeutic areas: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, Oncology, Cardiovascular and Metabolism and Pulmonary Hypertension; and Medical Devices, which includes products used in the Interventional Solutions, Orthopaedics, Surgery, and Vision fields. We show 45 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our JNJ shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute JNJ market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing JNJ market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing JNJ's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of JNJ versus a peer is one thing; comparing
JNJ market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like JNJ can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching JNJ by allowing them to research the JNJ market cap history.