Waters Parkerson & CO. LLC lifted its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 3.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 452,868 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,471 shares during the period. Johnson Controls International accounts for about 1.6% of Waters Parkerson & CO. LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest holding. Waters Parkerson & CO. LLC’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $18,246,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of JCI. Dodge & Cox lifted its position in Johnson Controls International by 83.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 57,851,274 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $2,508,431,000 after acquiring an additional 26,319,624 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in Johnson Controls International by 144.1% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 4,877,880 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $211,505,000 after acquiring an additional 2,879,948 shares during the period. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Johnson Controls International by 31.0% during the 3rd quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 11,885,205 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $478,855,000 after acquiring an additional 2,812,690 shares during the period. Capital World Investors lifted its position in Johnson Controls International by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 42,405,917 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $1,838,721,000 after acquiring an additional 1,917,892 shares during the period. Finally, Bain Capital Public Equity Management LLC purchased a new position in Johnson Controls International during the 2nd quarter valued at about $76,382,000. 89.92% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, VP William C. Jackson purchased 20,000 shares of Johnson Controls International stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $36.00 per share, for a total transaction of $720,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the vice president now directly owns 286,842 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,326,312. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO George Oliver purchased 27,300 shares of Johnson Controls International stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The stock was bought at an average price of $36.80 per share, with a total value of $1,004,640.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 634,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $23,358,137.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on JCI shares. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of Johnson Controls International from $51.00 to $46.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub cut shares of Johnson Controls International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson Controls International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.79.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) opened at $37.42 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $34,629.78, a PE ratio of 14.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a current ratio of 1.04. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12 month low of $34.51 and a 12 month high of $45.91.

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

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About Johnson Controls International

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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