HL Financial Services LLC boosted its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 1.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 30,795 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 337 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC were worth $1,335,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FNY Managed Accounts LLC bought a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC during the first quarter valued at approximately $100,000. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 5.5% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,550 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 133 shares in the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust increased its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 57.7% in the second quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 2,693 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 985 shares in the last quarter. First PREMIER Bank increased its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 366.2% in the second quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 3,361 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 2,640 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. increased its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 4.2% in the second quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. now owns 3,714 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.23% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) opened at 38.89 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is $36.26 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 1-year low of $38.51 and a 1-year high of $49.83. The company has a 50-day moving average of $42.07 and a 200-day moving average of $41.96.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71. Johnson Controls International PLC had a negative net margin of 0.43% and a positive return on equity of 11.74%. The firm had revenue of $7.67 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.72 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.07 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms recently commented on JCI. Wolfe Research began coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $51.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.43.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI)

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