Holdings Update: Sell Johnson & Johnson

The Jensen Investment Team Sells Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) from the Global Quality Growth Strategy

September 2023

The Jensen Investment Team recently completed the sale of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) shares from the Global Quality Growth Strategy to take advantage of better opportunities within the Strategy and from our bench of investment candidates. 

First added to the Strategy in 2020, JNJ is a global leader in pharmaceuticals and medical devices. We made the decision to exit the position because of our view that better opportunities exist in our global pharmaceutical investable universe, including Strategy holdings AstraZeneca (AZN) and Pfizer (PFE). Additionally, the recent addition of Waters Corporation (WAT) allows us to maintain the Strategy’s broad exposure to expected growth in the life sciences and pharmaceutical markets.

We intend to closely monitor JNJ and may consider reestablishing a position in the Global Strategy should we perceive a more attractive entry point.

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