Johnson Controls International (JCI) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Johnson Controls International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.6817910010467 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

JCI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson Controls International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Johnson Controls International from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Cowen reissued a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Johnson Controls International in a research report on Monday, April 16th. ValuEngine cut shares of Johnson Controls International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 price target on shares of Johnson Controls International in a report on Thursday, April 19th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Johnson Controls International has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $44.50.

NYSE:JCI opened at $33.99 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. The company has a market capitalization of $31.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.07, a P/E/G ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.85. Johnson Controls International has a 12 month low of $32.89 and a 12 month high of $44.37.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st. The auto parts company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $7.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.43 billion. Johnson Controls International had a net margin of 6.83% and a return on equity of 11.60%. Johnson Controls International’s revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.50 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Johnson Controls International will post 2.81 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 13th. Investors of record on Monday, June 25th will be issued a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 22nd. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.06%. Johnson Controls International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.00%.

In other Johnson Controls International news, insider Rodney M. Rushing sold 8,148 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.55, for a total transaction of $297,809.40. Following the sale, the insider now owns 31,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,169,563.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

Johnson Controls International Company Profile

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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