Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 2.8% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 53,628 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,450 shares during the quarter. Johnson Controls International PLC accounts for about 1.5% of Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC’s holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC were worth $2,161,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 5.5% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,550 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 133 shares during the period. Harfst & Associates Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 16.9% in the second quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 2,691 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 389 shares during the period. Perigon Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 171.7% in the second quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,663 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 1,683 shares during the period. Grove Bank & Trust boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 57.7% in the second quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 2,693 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 985 shares during the period. Finally, Archford Capital Strategies LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC by 5,344.7% in the second quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 8,167 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 8,017 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.25% of the company’s stock.

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Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE JCI) traded up $0.06 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $36.85. 847,305 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,147,991. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.77. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 1 year low of $34.51 and a 1 year high of $46.17. The company has a market capitalization of $34,050.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.10, a P/E/G ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.94.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The auto parts company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.87. The company had revenue of $8.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.10 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC had a net margin of 6.32% and a return on equity of 11.91%. The company’s revenue was up 30.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.21 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Johnson Controls International PLC will post 2.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on JCI shares. Atlantic Securities cut shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Gabelli upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, July 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $43.00 price target (down previously from $48.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Friday, July 28th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Johnson Controls International PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.79.

In other news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total value of $80,995.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.48% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Johnson Controls International PLC Company 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.

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