Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK boosted its position in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 209,967 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,395 shares during the period. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK’s holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC were worth $9,104,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. South Dakota Investment Council lifted its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC by 3.7% in the second quarter. South Dakota Investment Council now owns 59,800 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $2,593,000 after purchasing an additional 2,124 shares during the last quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. bought a new stake in Johnson Controls International PLC in the second quarter worth about $1,880,000. Schroder Investment Management Group bought a new stake in Johnson Controls International PLC in the second quarter worth about $215,000. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC bought a new stake in Johnson Controls International PLC in the second quarter worth about $783,000. Finally, Bienville Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Johnson Controls International PLC in the second quarter worth about $361,000. 86.17% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE JCI) opened at 39.90 on Thursday. The firm’s market cap is $37.20 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 52 week low of $36.74 and a 52 week high of $46.86. The company has a 50 day moving average of $39.25 and a 200 day moving average of $41.37.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71. The firm had revenue of $7.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.72 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC had a negative net margin of 0.43% and a positive return on equity of 11.74%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.07 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Monday, September 25th will be given a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 22nd. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.51%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s dividend payout ratio is presently -196.08%.

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Several analysts have issued reports on JCI shares. Cowen and Company reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Friday, May 19th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. JMP Securities started coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Monday, June 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $54.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub raised shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.63.

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.

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

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