Johnson Controls International (JCI) Given Media Sentiment Score of 1.18

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News articles about Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International earned a daily sentiment score of 1.18 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media coverage about the auto parts company an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Johnson Controls International’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on JCI shares. TheStreet raised shares of Johnson Controls International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, August 24th. UBS Group dropped their price target on shares of Johnson Controls International from $46.00 to $44.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 30th. Argus raised shares of Johnson Controls International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 21st. Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of Johnson Controls International from $45.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Barclays boosted their price target on shares of Johnson Controls International from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.92.

NYSE:JCI traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $33.44. The stock had a trading volume of 4,985,537 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,220,874. Johnson Controls International has a one year low of $30.60 and a one year high of $41.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 1.05. The company has a market capitalization of $30.90 billion, a PE ratio of 11.82, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 0.87.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The auto parts company reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.93. Johnson Controls International had a net margin of 6.89% and a return on equity of 11.92%. The firm had revenue of $8.37 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.28 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.87 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Johnson Controls International will post 2.99 earnings per share for the current year.

Johnson Controls International announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, November 8th that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the auto parts company to reacquire up to 3.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

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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. It designs, sells, controls, installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services.

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