Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (JCI) Stake Lifted by Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.

Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) by 14.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 83,732 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,838 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share were worth $3,191,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Calton & Associates Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share during the 4th quarter worth about $155,000. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 3.5% during the 4th quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 176,977 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $6,745,000 after acquiring an additional 5,973 shares during the period. Everence Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 43.5% during the 4th quarter. Everence Capital Management Inc. now owns 39,822 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,518,000 after acquiring an additional 12,078 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 2.4% during the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 261,482 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $9,965,000 after acquiring an additional 6,114 shares during the period. Finally, Cambridge Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 1.7% during the 4th quarter. Cambridge Financial Group Inc. now owns 135,198 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $5,152,000 after acquiring an additional 2,296 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.61% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a report on Monday, January 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.50.

In other news, VP Jeffrey M. Williams sold 27,734 shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total transaction of $1,109,360.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 201,961 shares in the company, valued at $8,078,440. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP William C. Jackson acquired 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $36.00 per share, for a total transaction of $720,000.00. Following the purchase, the vice president now directly owns 286,842 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,326,312. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 59,300 shares of company stock worth $2,161,560 in the last quarter. Insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) opened at $36.29 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $33,850.00, a P/E ratio of 23.11, a PEG ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.81. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a 12 month low of $34.51 and a 12 month high of $44.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 1.11.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The auto parts company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $7.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.19 billion. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share had a net margin of 5.92% and a return on equity of 11.73%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.53 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share will post 2.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.87%. This is a positive change from Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 66.24%.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, December 7th that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the auto parts company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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About Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share

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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