Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 0.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,112,231 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 17,643 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.33% of Johnson Controls International PLC worth $134,921,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in JCI. Dodge & Cox boosted 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 worth $2,508,431,000 after purchasing an additional 26,319,624 shares during the period. Lazard Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 20.1% during the 1st quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 11,231,816 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $473,083,000 after purchasing an additional 1,883,034 shares during the period. Strs Ohio purchased a new stake in Johnson Controls International PLC during the 2nd quarter worth $77,094,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 19.7% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 10,564,756 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $458,142,000 after purchasing an additional 1,736,815 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 63,619,905 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $2,758,559,000 after purchasing an additional 1,457,941 shares during the period. 86.08% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) opened at 40.29 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $39.03 and its 200 day moving average is $41.28. The company’s market cap is $37.57 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12 month low of $36.74 and a 12 month high of $46.86.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.71. The company had revenue of $7.67 billion for 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 quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.07 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 25th will be given a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 22nd. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.48%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s dividend payout ratio is -196.08%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on JCI. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub raised shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price target (down from $48.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Johnson Controls International PLC has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.86.

Johnson Controls International PLC 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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