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Mae Love
December 7, 2017

Turning to Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI), its shares were trading at $37.13 a retreat of $-0.3, on the trading floor. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 2,691 shares of the auto parts company's stock worth $116,000 after purchasing an additional 389 shares during the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 5.5% during the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,550 shares of the auto parts company's stock worth $110,000 after acquiring an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 368.6% in the 2nd quarter. The stock closed maximum at $51.11 over the 52 weeks but is now -1.70% away from that point. The Ohio-based Cleararc Capital has invested 0.17% in Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI). Korea Investment CORP now owns 89,392 shares of the auto parts company's stock worth $3,876,000 after acquiring an additional 85,809 shares during the last quarter. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. grew its position in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter.

Several analysts recently issued reports on JCI shares. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, August 21 report. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides if their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". Oppenheimer reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $45.00 price target (down previously from $50.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Argus cut Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, February 14th.

Among analysts who offered their Analysis on Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)-3 analysts issued Buy for the stock, 4 analysts gave Outperform rating, 8 think it's a Hold, 0 issued Underperform, while 0 analyst gave a Sell rating.

In other Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 11th. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP William C. Jackson bought 20,000 shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $36.00 per share, for a total transaction of $720,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the vice president now owns 286,842 shares of the company's stock, valued at $10,326,312. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. A score above three means the company is not likely to go bankrupt, while score less than 1.8 suggests the firm is probably headed for bankruptcy. Cullinan Inc holds 0.45% in Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) or 131,900 shares. The Average Volume of the company is 5.04 Million, while the Volume of the company in the last trading session was 7.57 Billion.

Keeping an eyeball on Gross profit Margin, Net profit Margin & Operating Margin, the Gross profit margin of 31.00%; the net profit margin of 5.30% while its Operating margin was 8.70% for Johnson Controls International plc (JCI). The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56.

Fundamentalists and value investors are seeing the low ratio of 1.15 as more positive - demonstrating that the company has a great deal of revenue with a fair price.

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Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 3.2 percent, while the Return on Equity (ROE) value is 8.1 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) value stands at 5.6 percent. Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) has risen 13.24% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.21 earnings per share.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. 14 analysts on average projected earnings of $0.87 per share for the current quarter. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.80%. This is an increase from Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share's previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share's payout ratio is presently 58.48%. Nuveen Asset Ltd Co stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN).

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The ROA of Johnson Controls International plc is now valued at 3.20% indicating how profitable the company is in regards to its total assets.

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The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 8.7%. The Company operates in two segments: Building Efficiency and Power Solutions.

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