Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. raised its position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 13.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 194,832 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 22,960 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC were worth $8,449,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in JCI. FNY Managed Accounts LLC acquired a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC during the first quarter worth about $100,000. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in Johnson Controls International PLC 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 in the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust increased its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 57.7% in the second quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 2,693 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 985 shares in the last quarter. First PREMIER Bank increased its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 366.2% in the second quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 3,361 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $146,000 after buying an additional 2,640 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. increased its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 4.2% in the second quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. now owns 3,714 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.17% of the company’s stock.

Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) opened at 39.75 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $40.24 and its 200 day moving average is $41.49. The stock’s market cap is $37.06 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC has a one year low of $36.74 and a one year high of $48.97. Johnson Controls International PLC also was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 7,886 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 666% compared to the average daily volume of 1,029 put options.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71. The firm had revenue of $7.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.72 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC had a negative net margin of 0.43% and a positive return on equity of 11.74%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.07 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 EPS for the current year.

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JCI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Gabelli upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Monday. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $43.00 target price (down from $48.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.04.

Johnson Controls International PLC Company 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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