Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its stake in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 39.9% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,055,099 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 300,868 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $42,954,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of JCI. Wealthfront Advisers LLC lifted its position in Johnson Controls International by 9.7% during the 3rd quarter. Wealthfront Advisers LLC now owns 15,130 shares of the company’s stock worth $664,000 after acquiring an additional 1,336 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd lifted its position in Johnson Controls International by 7.9% during the 3rd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd now owns 49,222 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,160,000 after acquiring an additional 3,607 shares in the last quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. lifted its position in Johnson Controls International by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 25,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,124,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC lifted its position in Johnson Controls International by 28.2% during the 3rd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 5,354 shares of the company’s stock worth $235,000 after acquiring an additional 1,177 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Partners LLC lifted its position in Johnson Controls International by 18.0% during the 3rd quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 13,949 shares of the company’s stock worth $612,000 after acquiring an additional 2,126 shares in the last quarter. 92.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, CEO George Oliver sold 22,086 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.71, for a total value of $877,035.06. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,011,107 shares in the company, valued at approximately $40,151,058.97. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Rodney M. Rushing sold 9,460 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.50, for a total value of $402,050.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 22,891 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $972,867.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 88,989 shares of company stock worth $3,684,700. 0.61% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of JCI traded up $0.61 during trading on Friday, reaching $41.74. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 201,938 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,883,526. The company has a fifty day moving average of $40.71 and a two-hundred day moving average of $42.02. Johnson Controls International PLC has a twelve month low of $34.48 and a twelve month high of $44.82. The company has a market cap of $31.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.59, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) last announced its earnings results on Friday, January 31st. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.02. Johnson Controls International had a return on equity of 8.43% and a net margin of 22.75%. The company had revenue of $5.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.59 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.26 EPS. Johnson Controls International’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International PLC will post 2.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

JCI has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Johnson Controls International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 13th. TheStreet lowered Johnson Controls International from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, January 31st. Credit Suisse Group raised Johnson Controls International from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the company from $45.00 to $47.00 in a research report on Monday, January 6th. Wolfe Research raised Johnson Controls International from a “peer perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 9th. Finally, UBS Group initiated coverage on Johnson Controls International in a research report on Thursday, December 12th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Johnson Controls International currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.22.

About Johnson Controls International

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Building Technologies & Solutions and Power Solutions segments. The company designs, sells, installs, and services heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, controls systems, integrated electronic security systems, and integrated fire detection and suppression systems for commercial, industrial, retail, small business, institutional, and governmental customers; and energy efficiency solutions and technical services, including inspection, scheduled maintenance, and repair and replacement of mechanical and control systems, to non-residential building and industrial applications.

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