Staley Capital Advisers Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 669,275 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $26,965,000. Johnson Controls International accounts for 2.2% of Staley Capital Advisers Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest position. Staley Capital Advisers Inc. owned 0.07% of Johnson Controls International at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in JCI. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its position in shares of Johnson Controls International by 26.9% in the third quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 749,989 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $30,156,000 after purchasing an additional 159,093 shares during the last quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Johnson Controls International by 21.1% in the third quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 26,578 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,071,000 after purchasing an additional 4,639 shares during the last quarter. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Johnson Controls International by 2.8% in the third quarter. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC now owns 53,628 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $2,161,000 after purchasing an additional 1,450 shares during the last quarter. Tdam USA Inc. increased its position in shares of Johnson Controls International by 20.5% in the third quarter. Tdam USA Inc. now owns 241,859 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $9,744,000 after purchasing an additional 41,207 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Johnson Controls International by 10.6% in the third quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,211,169 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $129,378,000 after purchasing an additional 307,749 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.25% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc cut shares of Johnson Controls International from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $48.00 to $49.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. UBS AG cut shares of Johnson Controls International from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Johnson Controls International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective (down from $50.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Johnson Controls International presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.79.

In related news, VP William C. Jackson acquired 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $36.00 per share, with a total value of $720,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the vice president now owns 286,842 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,326,312. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total value of $80,995.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.48% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) traded up $0.12 on Monday, reaching $36.91. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,935,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,133,839. The stock has a market capitalization of $34,160.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.14, a P/E/G ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.94. 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 has a 1-year low of $34.51 and a 1-year high of $46.17.

Johnson Controls International (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, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.87. The business had revenue of $8.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.10 billion. Johnson Controls International had a return on equity of 11.91% and a net margin of 6.32%. Johnson Controls International’s revenue for the quarter was up 30.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.21 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Johnson Controls International PLC will post 2.8 EPS for the current year.

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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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