D.A. Davidson & CO. raised its position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 48.6% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 278,094 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after acquiring an additional 90,995 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC were worth $11,204,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of JCI. Dodge & Cox grew its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 83.5% during the second quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 57,851,274 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $2,508,431,000 after acquiring an additional 26,319,624 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 144.1% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 4,877,880 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $211,505,000 after buying an additional 2,879,948 shares during the period. Capital World Investors boosted its position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 4.7% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 42,405,917 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,838,721,000 after buying an additional 1,917,892 shares during the period. Strs Ohio purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in the second quarter worth about $77,094,000. Finally, Bain Capital Public Equity Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in the second quarter worth about $76,382,000. 88.25% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total transaction of $80,995.65. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) traded down $0.06 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $36.00. The stock had a trading volume of 4,548,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,144,879. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.77. The firm has a market cap of $33,463.68, a PE ratio of 13.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 0.94. Johnson Controls International PLC has a fifty-two week low of $34.51 and a fifty-two week high of $46.17.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The auto parts company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87. The business had revenue of $8.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.10 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC had a return on equity of 11.91% and a net margin of 6.32%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 30.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.21 EPS. research analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International PLC will post 2.8 EPS for the current year.

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JCI has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (down previously from $52.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up previously from $47.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Monday, October 9th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, JMP Securities set a $50.00 price target on Johnson Controls International PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $47.79.

About Johnson Controls International PLC

Johnson Controls, Inc is a technology company. The Company provides products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, and seating and interior systems for automobiles. The Company operates in two segments: Building Efficiency and Power Solutions.

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