Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of Johnson Controls International PLC stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total transaction of $80,995.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) traded up 0.10% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $41.39. 2,884,427 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s market cap is $38.59 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12-month low of $36.74 and a 12-month high of $46.17. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $39.92 and a 200-day moving average of $41.17.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.71. The business had revenue of $7.67 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.72 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC had a negative net margin of 0.43% and a positive return on equity of 11.74%. The company’s revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.07 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 25th will be issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 22nd. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.42%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s payout ratio is currently -196.08%.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of JCI. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC by 4.3% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,645,194 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $69,296,000 after buying an additional 67,729 shares during the period. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd purchased a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC in the first quarter valued at approximately $8,050,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC in the first quarter valued at approximately $8,050,000. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC raised its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC by 16.1% in the first quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC now owns 26,914 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $1,134,000 after buying an additional 3,736 shares during the period. Finally, Saturna Capital CORP raised its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.8% in the first quarter. Saturna Capital CORP now owns 441,041 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $18,577,000 after buying an additional 3,700 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.09% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on JCI. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up previously from $47.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday. Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.71.

About Johnson Controls International PLC

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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