Guardian Capital LP lifted its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 15.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,016 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 1,744 shares during the quarter. Guardian Capital LP’s holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC were worth $564,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in JCI. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 4.3% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,645,194 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $69,296,000 after purchasing an additional 67,729 shares during the last quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC increased its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC by 4.5% in the first quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC now owns 64,473 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $2,716,000 after buying an additional 2,805 shares during the last quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. increased its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC by 2.8% in the first quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 21,317 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $898,000 after buying an additional 586 shares during the last quarter. Zuckerman Investment Group LLC bought a new stake in Johnson Controls International PLC in the first quarter valued at about $8,534,000. Finally, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P increased its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC by 32.7% in the first quarter. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P now owns 1,814,204 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $76,414,000 after buying an additional 447,224 shares during the last quarter. 86.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) traded up 0.67% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $40.56. 504,927 shares of the company traded hands. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12-month low of $36.74 and a 12-month high of $46.86. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $39.03 and a 200-day moving average price of $41.28. The company’s market cap is $37.82 billion.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates 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 positive return on equity of 11.74% and a negative net margin of 0.43%. The business’s revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.07 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 25th will be paid a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 22nd. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.48%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -196.08%.

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Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. BidaskClub lowered Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Johnson Controls International PLC from $51.00 to $46.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Johnson Controls International PLC has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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.

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

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