Putnam FL Investment Management Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 103,668 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,177,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the business. First Interstate Bank raised its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 7,069 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $307,000 after acquiring an additional 62 shares during the last quarter. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. raised its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. now owns 11,410 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $495,000 after acquiring an additional 63 shares during the last quarter. River Wealth Advisors LLC raised its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. River Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 11,070 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $480,000 after acquiring an additional 117 shares during the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC by 5.5% during the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,550 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $110,000 after acquiring an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. raised its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC by 4.2% during the 2nd quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. now owns 3,714 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. 85.98% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Johnson Controls International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price (up from $47.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Monday, August 28th. JMP Securities set a $50.00 target price on Johnson Controls International PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Gabelli raised Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.79.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) traded up $0.22 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $35.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,868,994 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,148,262. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 52-week low of $34.51 and a 52-week high of $46.17. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The firm has a market cap of $33,160.00, a PE ratio of 13.75, a PEG ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 0.94.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The auto parts company reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.87. Johnson Controls International PLC had a return on equity of 11.91% and a net margin of 6.32%. The business had revenue of $8.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.10 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.21 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 30.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Johnson Controls International PLC will post 2.8 EPS for the current year.

In other news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total transaction of $80,995.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 0.48% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Johnson Controls International PLC Profile

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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