Johnson Controls International (JCI) Earning Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International earned a news sentiment score of 2.71 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the auto parts company an news buzz score of 5 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Johnson Controls International’s ranking:

Johnson Controls International stock opened at $34.27 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $31.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 0.87. Johnson Controls International has a 52 week low of $30.60 and a 52 week high of $41.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 0.76.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 8th. The auto parts company reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.93. The firm had revenue of $8.37 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.28 billion. Johnson Controls International had a return on equity of 11.92% and a net margin of 6.89%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.87 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International will post 2.99 earnings per share for the current year.

Johnson Controls International announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 8th that authorizes the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the auto parts company to buy up to 3.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. TheStreet upgraded Johnson Controls International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, August 24th. Argus upgraded Johnson Controls International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 21st. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on Johnson Controls International in a research report on Monday, August 20th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $40.00 price target for the company. UBS Group dropped their price target on Johnson Controls International from $46.00 to $44.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. Finally, Citigroup raised their price target on Johnson Controls International from $45.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.92.

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Johnson Controls International Company Profile

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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