Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) Share Price

Press coverage about Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.957687265809 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on JCI. Morgan Stanley set a $48.00 price objective on Johnson Controls International PLC and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Atlantic Securities lowered Johnson Controls International PLC from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub lowered Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Johnson Controls International PLC from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Johnson Controls International PLC has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.71.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE JCI) traded up 0.10% on Thursday, reaching $41.39. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $40.00 and a 200-day moving average of $41.17. The firm’s market capitalization is $38.59 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC has a one year low of $36.74 and a one year high of $46.17.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.71. The business had revenue of $7.67 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.72 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC had a positive return on equity of 11.74% and a negative net margin of 0.43%. The firm’s revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.07 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Monday, September 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 22nd. Johnson Controls International PLC’s payout ratio is presently -196.08%.

In other Johnson Controls International PLC news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of Johnson Controls International PLC stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total value of $80,995.65. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 0.48% of the company’s stock.

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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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