Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) Stock Price

Headlines about Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.3846270459696 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE JCI) opened at 42.41 on Monday. The company’s market cap is $39.54 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 52-week low of $36.74 and a 52-week high of $46.17. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $40.69 and its 200 day moving average is $41.18.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.71. The firm had revenue of $7.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.07 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 25th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 22nd. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.36%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s payout ratio is presently -196.08%.

JCI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $51.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up from $47.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Monday, October 9th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Gabelli raised shares of Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Johnson Controls International PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.43.

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In other Johnson Controls International PLC news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 1,955 shares of Johnson Controls International PLC 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 sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by company 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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