News articles about Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.8879724513316 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target (down previously from $52.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Morgan Stanley set a $48.00 target price on Johnson Controls International and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Johnson Controls International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub lowered Johnson Controls International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Vertical Research lowered Johnson Controls International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. Johnson Controls International has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.79.

Shares of Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $36.91. The stock had a trading volume of 1,935,052 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,026,686. Johnson Controls International has a 1-year low of $34.51 and a 1-year high of $46.17. The stock has a market capitalization of $34,157.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.77.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The auto parts company reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.87. Johnson Controls International had a return on equity of 11.91% and a net margin of 6.32%. The firm had revenue of $8.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.10 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.21 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 30.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Johnson Controls International will post 2.8 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Johnson Controls International news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total value of $80,995.65. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP William C. Jackson purchased 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $36.00 per share, with a total value of $720,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the vice president now directly owns 286,842 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,326,312. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 0.48% of the company’s stock.

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About Johnson Controls International

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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