City Holding Co. raised its position in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) by 4.4% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,317 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 806 shares during the period. City Holding Co.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share were worth $813,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of JCI. Moody National Bank Trust Division boosted its stake in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 11.0% in the first quarter. Moody National Bank Trust Division now owns 10,249 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $431,000 after buying an additional 1,015 shares during the period. Sky Investment Group LLC boosted its stake in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 0.5% in the first quarter. Sky Investment Group LLC now owns 49,806 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $2,098,000 after buying an additional 251 shares during the period. Bollard Group LLC boosted its stake in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 6.1% in the first quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 108,895 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $4,587,000 after buying an additional 6,294 shares during the period. Ledyard National Bank boosted its stake in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 7.2% in the first quarter. Ledyard National Bank now owns 129,596 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $5,459,000 after buying an additional 8,687 shares during the period. Finally, Washington Trust Bank boosted its stake in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 8.2% in the first quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 5,097 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $215,000 after buying an additional 388 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.75% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI)

Shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) traded up 0.683% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $42.015. 2,353,657 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average of $41.46 and a 200 day moving average of $42.86. The stock’s market cap is $39.44 billion. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a one year low of $36.72 and a one year high of $48.97.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 1st. The auto parts company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.01. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share had a negative net margin of 2.07% and a positive return on equity of 13.43%. The company earned $7.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.16 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.82 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 51.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share will post $2.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 22nd were given a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 20th. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s payout ratio is currently -314.87%.

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A number of brokerages recently weighed in on JCI. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. HSBC Holdings plc began coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a research note on Friday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc raised shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and raised their price target for the company from $47.00 to $49.00 in a research note on Monday, March 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Goldman Sachs Group Inc lowered shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $48.00 to $44.00 in a research note on Monday, March 13th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a research note on Monday, March 6th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.26.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share Company 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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