Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG raised its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 19.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,425 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG’s holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC were worth $621,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in JCI. Dodge & Cox lifted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 83.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 57,851,274 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $2,508,431,000 after purchasing an additional 26,319,624 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 144.1% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 4,877,880 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $211,505,000 after purchasing an additional 2,879,948 shares during the period. Capital World Investors lifted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 42,405,917 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $1,838,721,000 after purchasing an additional 1,917,892 shares during the period. Strs Ohio acquired a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC during the 2nd quarter valued at about $77,094,000. Finally, Bain Capital Public Equity Management LLC acquired a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC during the 2nd quarter valued at about $76,382,000. Institutional investors own 85.98% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on JCI shares. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (down from $52.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. JMP Securities set a $50.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up from $47.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $48.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.79.

In other news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) traded down $0.93 on Tuesday, hitting $36.00. 11,405,100 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,089,346. The company has a market cap of $34,271.04, a PE ratio of 14.15, a P/E/G ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 0.94. Johnson Controls International PLC has a one year low of $35.85 and a one year high of $46.17. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The auto parts company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.87. The company had revenue of $8.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.10 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC had a net margin of 6.32% and a return on equity of 11.91%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 30.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.21 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International PLC will post 2.84 EPS for the current year.

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About Johnson Controls International PLC

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI)

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