| Johnson & Johnson is a holding company engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the health care field. Co. has three business segments: Consumer, which includes a range of products used in the baby care, oral care, beauty, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, women's health and wound care markets; Pharmaceutical, which is focused on six therapeutic areas: immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolism and pulmonary hypertension; and Medical Devices, which includes products used in the orthopaedic, surgery, interventional solutions (cardiovascular and neurovascular), and eye health fields. We show 36 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 Johnson and Johnson market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Johnson and Johnson'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 Johnson and Johnson versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Johnson and Johnson 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 Johnson and Johnson can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Johnson and Johnson by allowing them to research the Johnson and Johnson market cap history.