Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) Holdings Raised by RFG Advisory LLC

RFG Advisory LLC increased its position in shares of Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCIGet Rating) by 3.2% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,266 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 285 shares during the period. RFG Advisory LLC’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $753,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC purchased a new position in Johnson Controls International in the 4th quarter worth about $25,000. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Johnson Controls International in the 4th quarter valued at about $26,000. Addison Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Johnson Controls International in the 4th quarter valued at about $28,000. Newbridge Financial Services Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Johnson Controls International in the 3rd quarter valued at about $30,000. Finally, Bell Investment Advisors Inc acquired a new position in shares of Johnson Controls International in the 3rd quarter valued at about $30,000. 88.89% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Johnson Controls International news, VP Robert M. Vanhimbergen sold 5,683 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.44, for a total value of $366,212.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Robert M. Vanhimbergen sold 8,573 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.63, for a total value of $596,937.99. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 14,856 shares of company stock valued at $1,011,751 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 0.61% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on JCI. StockNews.com downgraded Johnson Controls International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 29th. Credit Suisse Group decreased their target price on Johnson Controls International from $89.00 to $86.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 3rd. Barclays reduced their price objective on Johnson Controls International from $86.00 to $80.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on Johnson Controls International from $84.00 to $82.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company dropped their price objective on Johnson Controls International from $91.00 to $83.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 3rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, Johnson Controls International currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $78.71.

JCI opened at $64.50 on Monday. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $65.45 and a 200 day simple moving average of $71.99. The company has a market capitalization of $45.33 billion, a PE ratio of 29.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 1.16. Johnson Controls International plc has a 1 year low of $59.82 and a 1 year high of $81.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.79.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCIGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $5.86 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.79 billion. Johnson Controls International had a return on equity of 10.58% and a net margin of 6.48%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.43 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Johnson Controls International plc will post 3.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 21st will be issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 18th. This is a boost from Johnson Controls International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.17%. Johnson Controls International’s payout ratio is currently 63.64%.

About Johnson Controls International (Get Rating)

Johnson Controls International plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in engineering, manufacturing, commissioning, and retrofitting building products and systems in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Building Solutions North America, Building Solutions EMEA/LA, Building Solutions Asia Pacific, and Global Products.

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