River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP lifted its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) by 26.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 234,809 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 48,980 shares during the quarter. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share accounts for about 1.0% of River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP’s holdings, making the stock its 25th largest holding. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share were worth $8,952,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. NuWave Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share during the 4th quarter valued at about $508,000. Cooke & Bieler LP purchased a new stake in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share during the 4th quarter valued at about $101,521,000. Camelot Portfolios LLC purchased a new stake in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share during the 4th quarter valued at about $1,529,000. Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 10.8% during the 4th quarter. Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC now owns 81,670 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $3,112,000 after acquiring an additional 7,929 shares during the period. Finally, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. boosted its holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 5.8% during the 4th quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 66,235 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $2,524,000 after acquiring an additional 3,615 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.19% of the company’s stock.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) opened at $36.29 on Monday. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a 52-week low of $34.51 and a 52-week high of $44.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 1.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $33,609.00, a P/E ratio of 18.80, a P/E/G ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.88.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The auto parts company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.03. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share had a return on equity of 11.73% and a net margin of 5.92%. The company had revenue of $7.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.19 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.53 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share will post 2.79 earnings per share for the current year.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, December 7th that allows the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the auto parts company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

In other Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 27,734 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total transaction of $1,109,360.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 201,961 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,078,440. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP William C. Jackson bought 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $36.00 per share, for a total transaction of $720,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the vice president now owns 286,842 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,326,312. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 59,300 shares of company stock valued at $2,161,560. 0.43% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

JCI has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (down previously from $52.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. JMP Securities set a $50.00 price objective on Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Robert W. Baird cut Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $48.00 to $42.00 in a report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.50.

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Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share 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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