OLD Second National Bank of Aurora Sells 25,811 Shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (JCI)

OLD Second National Bank of Aurora cut its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) by 86.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,078 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 25,811 shares during the period. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora’s holdings in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share were worth $155,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Westside Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 18,423 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $799,000 after acquiring an additional 342 shares in the last quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. lifted its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 16.9% during the 2nd quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 2,691 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $116,000 after acquiring an additional 389 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Hawaii lifted its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 4.3% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Hawaii now owns 11,880 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $515,000 after acquiring an additional 492 shares in the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 34,736 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,507,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia lifted its position in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 22,786 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $988,000 after acquiring an additional 980 shares in the last quarter. 89.78% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

JCI has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. UBS Group lowered Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up from $47.00) on shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Susquehanna Bancshares lowered Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their target price for the company from $48.00 to $49.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.31.

Shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) traded down $0.64 on Wednesday, hitting $39.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,541,134 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,648,960. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a current ratio of 1.04. The firm has a market cap of $37,170.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.90. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a one year low of $34.51 and a one year high of $44.70.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The auto parts company reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.87. The business had revenue of $8.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.10 billion. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share had a return on equity of 11.91% and a net margin of 6.32%. The business’s revenue was up 30.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.21 EPS. analysts anticipate that Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share will post 2.8 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th were given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This is a positive change from Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.63%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s dividend payout ratio is currently 60.82%.

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback 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 purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, VP William C. Jackson purchased 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $36.00 per share, with a total value of $720,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 286,842 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,326,312. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO George Oliver purchased 27,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $36.80 per share, for a total transaction of $1,004,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 634,732 shares in the company, valued at approximately $23,358,137.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have purchased 59,300 shares of company stock worth $2,161,560. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share 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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