Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC decreased its holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) by 3.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 1,238,870 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 45,076 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned 0.13% of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share worth $49,914,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of JCI. Bessemer Group Inc. grew its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 5.5% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,550 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. grew its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 16.9% during the 2nd quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 2,691 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $116,000 after purchasing an additional 389 shares in the last quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC grew its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 171.7% during the 2nd quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,663 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $116,000 after purchasing an additional 1,683 shares in the last quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC grew its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 5,344.7% during the 2nd quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 8,167 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $124,000 after purchasing an additional 8,017 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Balentine LLC grew its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 82.0% during the 3rd quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 3,307 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $133,000 after purchasing an additional 1,490 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.78% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) opened at $37.46 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $34,713.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.90. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a 52 week low of $34.51 and a 52 week high of $44.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a current ratio of 1.04.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The auto parts company reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87. The company had revenue of $8.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.10 billion. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share had a net margin of 6.32% and a return on equity of 11.91%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 30.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.21 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share will post 2.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, December 7th that allows the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the auto parts company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.78%. This is a positive change from Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 51.23%.

In other Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total transaction of $80,995.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP William C. Jackson bought 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $36.00 per share, with a total value of $720,000.00. Following the purchase, the vice president now directly owns 286,842 shares in the company, valued at $10,326,312. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on JCI shares. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Morgan Stanley set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective (up from $47.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.77.

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Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share 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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