Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 3.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 56,403 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,043 shares during the period. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC were worth $2,272,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in JCI. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 5.5% during the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,550 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $110,000 after acquiring an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. raised its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 16.9% during the second quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 2,691 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $116,000 after acquiring an additional 389 shares during the last quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 171.7% during the second quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,663 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $116,000 after acquiring an additional 1,683 shares during the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust raised its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 57.7% during the second quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 2,693 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $117,000 after acquiring an additional 985 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Archford Capital Strategies LLC raised its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 5,344.7% during the second quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 8,167 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $124,000 after acquiring an additional 8,017 shares during the last quarter. 86.04% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

JCI has been the subject of several analyst reports. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $51.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. Atlantic Securities cut shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Gabelli upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price objective (down from $48.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.29.

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Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) traded up $0.03 during trading on Friday, hitting $40.68. 3,560,733 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,004,296. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12-month low of $36.74 and a 12-month high of $46.17. The company has a market capitalization of $37,929.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 0.92.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 25th were paid a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 22nd. Johnson Controls International PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -196.08%.

In other Johnson Controls International PLC news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total value of $80,995.65. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.48% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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.

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