Headlines about Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.3394114626343 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) opened at 41.07 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $38.29 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $39.64 and its 200 day moving average is $41.18. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12 month low of $36.74 and a 12 month high of $46.17.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates 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 company had revenue of $7.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.72 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.07 EPS. Johnson Controls International PLC’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 25th will be issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 22nd. Johnson Controls International PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -196.08%.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Monday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub raised shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price objective (down from $48.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Friday, July 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $49.00.

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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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