Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $45.20.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on JCI shares. Cowen cut shares of Johnson Controls International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $44.00 to $42.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. UBS started coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. ValuEngine cut shares of Johnson Controls International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th.

Johnson Controls International opened at $36.27 on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a market cap of $33.79 billion, a PE ratio of 13.95, a P/E/G ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. Johnson Controls International has a 1 year low of $36.07 and a 1 year high of $36.39.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 1st. The auto parts company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.01. Johnson Controls International had a net margin of 6.83% and a return on equity of 11.60%. The firm had revenue of $7.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.43 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Johnson Controls International will post 2.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Johnson Controls International news, insider Rodney M. Rushing sold 14,199 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.88, for a total transaction of $537,858.12. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 39,847 shares in the company, valued at $1,509,404.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Rodney M. Rushing sold 8,148 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.55, for a total transaction of $297,809.40. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 31,999 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,169,563.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of JCI. Bray Capital Advisors bought a new position in Johnson Controls International during the first quarter valued at $118,000. Resources Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International by 132.4% during the first quarter. Resources Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 3,681 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $129,000 after purchasing an additional 2,097 shares during the period. Calton & Associates Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International during the fourth quarter valued at $155,000. Well Done LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International during the first quarter valued at $156,000. Finally, Field & Main Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International during the fourth quarter valued at $172,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.98% of the company’s stock.

About Johnson Controls International

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Building Technologies & Solutions and Power Solutions segments. It designs, sells, controls, installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services.

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