Starfire Investment Advisers Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 7,178 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $274,000.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 63,619,905 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $2,758,559,000 after buying an additional 1,457,941 shares in the last quarter. Dodge & Cox lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 83.5% in the 2nd quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 57,851,274 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $2,508,431,000 after buying an additional 26,319,624 shares in the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 5.9% in the 3rd quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 45,423,316 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,830,106,000 after buying an additional 2,537,865 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 42,405,917 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,838,721,000 after buying an additional 1,917,892 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 8.6% in the 3rd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 14,430,474 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $581,404,000 after buying an additional 1,141,974 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.78% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (JCI) opened at $39.53 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $36,580.00, a PE ratio of 23.12, a PEG ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.77. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a 12 month low of $34.51 and a 12 month high of $44.70.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The auto parts company reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87. The business had revenue of $8.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.10 billion. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share had a net margin of 6.32% and a return on equity of 11.91%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 30.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.21 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share will post 2.8 earnings per share for the current year.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Thursday, December 7th that allows the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization allows the auto parts company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.63%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. This is a positive change from Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s dividend payout ratio is 60.82%.

In other Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share news, VP William C. Jackson acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $36.00 per share, with a total value of $720,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 286,842 shares in the company, valued at $10,326,312. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Juergen Tinggren acquired 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Saturday, November 17th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $36.41 per share, with a total value of $436,920.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 21,625 shares in the company, valued at $787,366.25. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders bought 59,300 shares of company stock worth $2,161,560. Company insiders own 0.48% of the company’s stock.

JCI has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. TheStreet lowered shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $37.36 to $44.00 in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. UBS Group lowered shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (down previously from $52.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.85.

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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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