Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm bought 20,304 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $880,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of JCI. CHICAGO TRUST Co NA boosted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.5% in the second quarter. CHICAGO TRUST Co NA now owns 7,679 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $333,000 after buying an additional 36 shares during the last quarter. First Interstate Bank boosted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.9% in the second quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 7,069 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $307,000 after buying an additional 62 shares during the last quarter. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. boosted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.6% in the second quarter. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. now owns 11,410 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $495,000 after buying an additional 63 shares during the last quarter. Banced Corp boosted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.7% in the second quarter. Banced Corp now owns 11,954 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $519,000 after buying an additional 84 shares during the last quarter. Finally, River Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 1.1% in the second quarter. River Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 11,070 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $480,000 after buying an additional 117 shares during the last quarter. 86.17% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE JCI) opened at 39.14 on Thursday. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12 month low of $36.74 and a 12 month high of $48.97. The firm’s market cap is $36.49 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $40.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $41.55.

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

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A number of research firms have issued reports on JCI. TheStreet raised Johnson Controls International PLC from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Wolfe Research began coverage on Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Johnson Controls International PLC from $51.00 to $46.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub cut Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, JMP Securities began coverage on Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Monday, June 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.04.

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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