Prudential PLC increased its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 5.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 792,570 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 37,389 shares during the quarter. Prudential PLC owned 0.09% of Johnson Controls International PLC worth $34,366,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 368.6% in the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 73,435 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $3,184,000 after buying an additional 57,764 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 13.4% in the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 194,832 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $8,449,000 after buying an additional 22,960 shares during the last quarter. First National Trust Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 15.3% in the 2nd quarter. First National Trust Co. now owns 26,265 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,139,000 after buying an additional 3,482 shares during the last quarter. Trillium Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Trillium Asset Management LLC now owns 474,320 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $20,567,000 after buying an additional 10,045 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Honeywell International Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in the 2nd quarter worth about $13,008,000. 86.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE JCI) traded up 0.300% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $41.073. The stock had a trading volume of 516,169 shares. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12 month low of $36.74 and a 12 month high of $46.17. The firm’s market cap is $38.30 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $39.42 and its 200 day moving average price is $41.19.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71. Johnson Controls International PLC had a positive return on equity of 11.74% and a negative net margin of 0.43%. The firm had revenue of $7.67 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.72 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.07 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Monday, September 25th will be issued a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 22nd. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.44%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s dividend payout ratio is presently -196.08%.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on JCI shares. Wolfe Research started coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from $51.00 to $46.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, JMP Securities started coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Monday, June 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $54.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. Johnson Controls International PLC has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $49.00.

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Johnson Controls International PLC Profile

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.

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

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