Media stories about Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.6856257156536 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) opened at $36.19 on Friday. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12 month low of $34.51 and a 12 month 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. The company has a market capitalization of $33,157.44, a PE ratio of 13.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 0.94.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The auto parts company reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.87. Johnson Controls International PLC had a return on equity of 11.91% and a net margin of 6.32%. The business had revenue of $8.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.10 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.21 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 30.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Johnson Controls International PLC will post 2.8 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on JCI shares. TheStreet raised Johnson Controls International PLC from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Gabelli raised 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 report on Friday, July 28th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price (up from $47.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $47.79.

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In other news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of Johnson Controls International PLC stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total transaction of $80,995.65. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.48% of the company’s stock.

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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