Arizona is getting above $6 million as an element of a countrywide settlement between the drug firm Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and 35 states along with the District of Columbia.
Prosecutors stated that the $181 million settlement on Thursday with Johnson and Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. is supposed to be the biggest multi-state consumer protection deal ever.
Arizona’s share of the deal is nearly $6.1 million.
The states claim that Janssen inappropriately promoted the anti-psychotic medicines Risperdal, Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-Tab and Invega from 1998 to almost 2004.
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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stock’s trade at beginning with a price of $67.45 and throughout the trading session climbed at a high of 67.90 other than when day-trade ended the stock finally advanced 0.33% to $67.43.
Shares price of JNJ moved down from its 20 days moving average with -0.25% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -0.10%. JNJ current year earnings per share experienced decline with -27.11% while its current quarter performance remained 9.15%.
JNJ had a trade volume of 10.15 million shares was lesser as compared to average trading capacity of 10.36 million shares.
JNJ last month stock price volatility remained 0.75%. In its share capital JNJ has 2.76 Billion outstanding shares among them 2.76 Billion shares have been floated in market exchange. JNJ stock institutional ownership remained 64.07% while insider ownership included 0.04%.
The stock is ahead its 52 week low with 14.99% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -2.45%. Company’s beta coefficient included 0.54. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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