Hartland & Co. LLC bought a new position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 6,325 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $212,000.

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in Johnson Controls International by 14.0% during the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 294,122 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $9,838,000 after purchasing an additional 36,053 shares during the last quarter. Greenleaf Trust bought a new position in Johnson Controls International during the 2nd quarter worth $249,000. United Asset Strategies Inc. raised its position in Johnson Controls International by 19.4% during the 2nd quarter. United Asset Strategies Inc. now owns 18,886 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $632,000 after purchasing an additional 3,074 shares during the last quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Johnson Controls International by 10.2% during the 2nd quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,523,973 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $117,877,000 after purchasing an additional 325,219 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Girard Partners LTD. raised its position in Johnson Controls International by 32.1% during the 2nd quarter. Girard Partners LTD. now owns 20,151 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $674,000 after purchasing an additional 4,899 shares during the last quarter. 92.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Johnson Controls International stock opened at $37.62 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 1.10 and a quick ratio of 0.79. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 1-year low of $32.89 and a 1-year high of $42.60. The stock has a market cap of $34.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.88.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The auto parts company reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.02. Johnson Controls International had a return on equity of 11.84% and a net margin of 7.27%. The firm had revenue of $8.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.96 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.71 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International PLC will post 2.81 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have weighed in on JCI shares. Citigroup increased their price target on Johnson Controls International from $45.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Johnson Controls International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Barclays increased their price target on Johnson Controls International from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Johnson Controls International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 30th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Johnson Controls International has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.55.

Johnson Controls International Company Profile

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Building Technologies & Solutions and Power Solutions segments. It designs, sells, controls, installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services.

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