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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Industry Analysis

Johnson and Johnson is a highly diversified company that operates in two industries, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. The Pharmaceutical industry generated $962.1bn revenues worldwide in 2012 and its estimated 5yr (2012-2017) CAGR is 5.3%. Current trends in the industry include issues like recovery from the patent cliff as well as preparation for the upcoming one. It also includes the increase in licensing and co-developments between pharmaceuticals. The major players in the industry apart from J&J are Pfizer, Merck and Eli Lilly. The Medical Devices industry looks at growth in emerging markets and at ways to make products available and adaptable in those markets.

3M (MMM) Upcoming Catalysts

For the year 2013, 3M’s analyst day is scheduled on December 17. The analyst day will provide investors with an opportunity to learn more about management’s perspective on future growth of the company. 3M has announced share repurchases of about $1.5 billion, and is constantly reviewing and monitoring its current operations to improve its operational efficiency. Recently, the company has restructured its divisions to create operational efficiencies and better align itself with its end-user markets. 3M’s acquisition of Ceradyne has yielded a positive result on the company’s bottom line and the acquisition is expected to continue to produce a positive result into the next quarter as further synergies are realized. Automobile manufacturing should also result in higher earnings for the company’s Industrial & Transportation segment.

Dupont (DD) Earnings Review

DuPont reported its third quarter 2013 earnings, missing analyst estimates for revenues by 0.5% and beating EPS expectations by 9.8%. Revenues for the third quarter clocked in at $7.74 billion and EPS came in at 41 cents. Acquisition of Pannar – a field crop seed producer - and higher insecticide demand from Latin America helped sales in the Agriculture segment grow 15% year-over-year (YoY). Operating earnings for the Electronics & Communications segment grew by a staggering 67% to $92 million due to higher demand for solar panel producers. Industrial biosciences saw its operating earnings grow 13% YoY. The Performance Chemicals segment was the only one with declining operating earnings of 38% YoY due to falling titanium dioxide prices.

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