Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $42.88 and last traded at $42.87, with a volume of 490032 shares. The stock had previously closed at $41.85.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Johnson Controls International in a report on Monday, May 13th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $42.00 target price for the company. Barclays started coverage on Johnson Controls International in a research note on Wednesday, June 12th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $39.00 price objective on the stock. TheStreet upgraded Johnson Controls International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Johnson Controls International from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $31.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Monday, July 8th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Johnson Controls International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Johnson Controls International has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.30.

The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $41.57. The stock has a market cap of $33.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.15, a PEG ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.94.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $6.45 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.33 billion. Johnson Controls International had a return on equity of 9.02% and a net margin of 22.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.81 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts expect that Johnson Controls International PLC will post 1.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Johnson Controls International news, CEO George Oliver sold 11,238 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.67, for a total transaction of $468,287.46. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 875,511 shares in the company, valued at $36,482,543.37. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Robert M. Vanhimbergen sold 2,300 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.05, for a total value of $96,715.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 20,024 shares in the company, valued at approximately $842,009.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 117,830 shares of company stock worth $4,879,558. Company insiders own 0.50% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of Johnson Controls International by 254.1% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 3,988,710 shares of the company’s stock worth $164,774,000 after buying an additional 2,862,413 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. grew its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International by 12.5% during the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 9,214,815 shares of the company’s stock valued at $340,395,000 after buying an additional 1,024,248 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International by 8.0% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 11,409,138 shares of the company’s stock valued at $337,655,000 after buying an additional 843,858 shares during the last quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. grew its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International by 61.5% during the second quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,056,848 shares of the company’s stock valued at $74,612,000 after buying an additional 783,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc grew its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International by 24.1% during the second quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc now owns 3,971,119 shares of the company’s stock valued at $164,960,000 after buying an additional 770,038 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.60% of the company’s stock.

Johnson Controls International Company Profile (NYSE:JCI)

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. The company designs, sells, installs, and services heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, controls systems, integrated electronic security systems, and integrated fire detection and suppression systems for commercial, industrial, retail, small business, institutional, and governmental customers; and energy efficiency solutions and technical services, including inspection, scheduled maintenance, and repair and replacement of mechanical and control systems, to non-residential building and industrial applications.

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