Citadel Advisors LLC increased its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 250.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 110,964 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 79,272 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC were worth $5,163,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC raised its position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.6% in the second quarter. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC now owns 8,362 shares of the company’s stock valued at $370,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Asset Advisors Corp raised its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.4% in the second quarter. Asset Advisors Corp now owns 24,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,067,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. HBK Sorce Advisory LLC raised its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.3% in the second quarter. HBK Sorce Advisory LLC now owns 32,559 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,441,000 after buying an additional 111 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 1.6% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 7,289 shares of the company’s stock valued at $323,000 after buying an additional 114 shares during the period. Finally, Burney Co. raised its position in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.4% in the second quarter. Burney Co. now owns 34,762 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,539,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the period. 80.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI)

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) traded down 0.034% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $43.775. 1,590,263 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s market cap is $40.96 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of $43.36 and a 200 day moving average of $44.03. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12-month low of $28.94 and a 12-month high of $48.97.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 8th. The company reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.20. Johnson Controls International PLC had a negative net margin of 4.09% and a positive return on equity of 15.76%. The firm had revenue of $10.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.64 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.64 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 14th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 12th. Johnson Controls International PLC’s dividend payout ratio is currently -208.72%.

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Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $52.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 30th. Morgan Stanley set a $55.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, September 17th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Thursday, December 15th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Monday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price target for the company. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.13.

About Johnson Controls International PLC

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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