Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE: JCI) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 2/7/2018 – Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/5/2018 – Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Johnson Controls posted adjusted earnings of 54 cents per share in first-quarter fiscal 2018, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 51 cents per share. Revenues also surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company is making strategic contracts and divestments in order to expand its businesses and focus on less cyclical and high margin segments. It is also actively undertaking acquisitions and mergers in order to offer world-class technologies to its customers through strong complementary brands and channels. However, divesting several businesses is resulting in a decline of its revenues and profits due to high separation costs. Moreover, in the last six months, Johnson Controls’ shares have underperformed in the industry it belongs to.”
  • 2/2/2018 – Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 2/1/2018 – Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/22/2018 – Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share is now covered by analysts at UBS Group AG. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/18/2018 – Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share was downgraded by analysts at Cowen Inc from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $44.00.
  • 1/15/2018 – Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Johnson Controls’ annual earnings has been going up of late. The company undertakes acquisitions and mergers with an aim to offer world-class technologies through strong complementary brands and channels. It also has been expanding its presence in the Chinese market as it anticipates significant growth opportunities therein. The company ahs provided a positive guidance for fiscal 2018. However, its frequent business divestitures are adversely impacting its revenues and profits. Also, negative foreign currency translations and volatile commodity prices are few other headwinds the company is facing. Moreover, in the last six months, Johnson Controls’ shares have underperformed the industry it belongs to.”
  • 1/5/2018 – Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share was downgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $48.00.
  • 12/18/2017 – Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating.

Shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) opened at $36.29 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $33,609.00, a P/E ratio of 18.80, a PEG ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.88. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a 52-week low of $34.51 and a 52-week high of $44.37. The company has a current ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The auto parts company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $7.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.19 billion. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share had a net margin of 5.92% and a return on equity of 11.73%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.53 EPS. research analysts expect that Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share will post 2.79 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Juergen Tinggren acquired 12,000 shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The stock was bought at an average price of $36.41 per share, with a total value of $436,920.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,625 shares in the company, valued at approximately $787,366.25. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP William C. Jackson acquired 20,000 shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $36.00 per share, with a total value of $720,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 286,842 shares in the company, valued at $10,326,312. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have bought 59,300 shares of company stock valued at $2,161,560. Insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

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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