Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.18

Media stories about Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.2209942242947 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

JCI has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Gabelli raised Johnson Controls International PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price target (down previously from $48.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International PLC in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Johnson Controls International PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $49.63.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE JCI) traded down 0.72% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $39.81. The company had a trading volume of 6,186,135 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $39.03 and its 200 day moving average is $41.33. The stock’s market capitalization is $37.12 billion. Johnson Controls International PLC has a 1-year low of $36.74 and a 1-year high of $46.86.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.71 earnings per share (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 negative net margin of 0.43% and a positive return on equity of 11.74%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.07 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Johnson Controls International PLC will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Monday, September 25th will be issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 22nd. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.51%. Johnson Controls International PLC’s dividend payout ratio is currently -196.08%.

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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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