MUFG Securities EMEA plc acquired a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,371,998 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $59,490,000. Johnson Controls International PLC comprises approximately 2.2% of MUFG Securities EMEA plc’s holdings, making the stock its 7th largest position. MUFG Securities EMEA plc owned about 0.15% of Johnson Controls International PLC as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in JCI. FNY Managed Accounts LLC bought a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC during the first quarter valued at 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 valued at $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 valued at $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 valued at $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 valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 86.17% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) traded up 0.76% on Friday, reaching $39.89. 3,953,925 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 1-year low of $36.74 and a 1-year high of $48.97. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $40.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $41.47. The company’s market capitalization is $37.19 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC also saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 7,886 put options on the company. This is an increase of 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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.71. The company had revenue of $7.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.07 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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JCI has been the subject of several research analyst 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 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective (down previously 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 investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Johnson Controls International PLC currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.04.

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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