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Johnson & Johnson: Biotech a shot in the arm for future growth?

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), a leading healthcare company, is strategically shifting its focus to stay ahead in the evolving industry. Recent developments include the acquisition of Ambrx Biopharma and patent settlements related to its top-selling drug, Stelara. The acquisition positions JNJ as a major player in the antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) market, which is projected to reach $35 billion by 2028. The patent settlements provide JNJ with breathing room to maximize Stelara’s revenue before facing biosimilar competition. However, a lawsuit alleging anti-competitive practices could impact JNJ’s finances. Analysts remain optimistic about JNJ’s future growth, with a consensus target price showing a potential upside. JNJ’s strategic playbook includes diversifying its portfolio beyond Stelara and focusing on high-growth markets like China, India, and Brazil.