Laurion Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 4,900 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $212,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of JCI. Lazard Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC by 20.1% during the first quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 11,231,816 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $473,083,000 after purchasing an additional 1,883,034 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio purchased a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC during the second quarter valued at $77,094,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC by 19.7% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 10,564,756 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $458,142,000 after purchasing an additional 1,736,815 shares in the last quarter. MUFG Securities EMEA plc purchased a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC during the second quarter valued at $59,490,000. Finally, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC by 20,208.5% during the second quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,120,419 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $48,581,000 after purchasing an additional 1,114,902 shares in the last quarter. 86.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

JCI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. JMP Securities initiated coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, June 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $51.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Wolfe Research initiated coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $49.00.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) opened at 40.95 on Thursday. The firm’s market capitalization is $38.18 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $39.42 and its 200-day moving average is $41.19. 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 data on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, meeting 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 company had revenue of $7.67 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.72 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.07 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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Johnson Controls International PLC Company 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.

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