Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.1003012231922 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (down previously from $52.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. 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. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up previously from $47.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Morgan Stanley set a $48.00 target price on Johnson Controls International PLC and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Johnson Controls International PLC has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.29.

Shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE JCI) opened at $40.68 on Friday. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 12-month low of $36.74 and a 12-month high of $46.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 1.21. The company has a market capitalization of $37,929.99, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 0.94.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 25th were given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 22nd. Johnson Controls International PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -196.08%.

In related 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 legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 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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