Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc. ADV reduced its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) by 40.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,120 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 4,812 shares during the period. Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc. ADV’s holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share were worth $300,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Quadrant L P CA purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share during the third quarter worth about $129,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 22.9% in the third quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 4,015 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $179,000 after buying an additional 747 shares during the last quarter. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share during the third quarter worth about $206,000. Ardsley Advisory Partners purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share during the third quarter worth about $209,000. Finally, Capital Guardian Trust Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share during the fourth quarter worth about $212,000. 82.75% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) traded up 0.74% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $42.04. 3,904,815 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is $39.46 billion. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a 12-month low of $36.72 and a 12-month high of $48.97. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $41.46 and a 200 day moving average of $42.86.

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

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.38%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 20th. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s payout ratio is -314.87%.

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A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a research report on Monday, March 6th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $44.00 price objective for the company. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. Argus downgraded shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 14th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc downgraded shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $48.00 to $44.00 in a research report on Monday, March 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.26.

About Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share

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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