Johnson Controls International plc [JCI] moved up 1.35: Why It’s Important

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Johnson Controls International plc [NYSE: JCI] closed the trading session at $59.38 on 03/25/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $58.15, while the highest price level was $59.685. The company report on March 24, 2021 that ADT Security Australia Launches Essence SmartCare Solution for Senior Care.

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Johnson Controls’ Leading Security Solutions Provider Adopts Essence SmartCare’s Care@Home™ Solution to Introduce New Range of Services for Australian Senior Care Market.

Essence SmartCare, part of global IoT solutions provider Essence Group, announced that ADT Security Australia, a leading provider of security monitoring services, has selected its Care@Home™ Enhanced Telecare Services Platform to expand ADT’s Health and Wellness services offering in Australia. ADT Security Australia is part of Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 27.45 percent and weekly performance of -3.48 percent. The stock has been moved at 47.16 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 5.85 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 30.11 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.64M shares, JCI reached to a volume of 5505774 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Johnson Controls International plc [JCI]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for JCI shares is $58.80 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on JCI stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

HSBC Securities have made an estimate for Johnson Controls International plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on January 11, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on December 15, 2020, representing the official price target for Johnson Controls International plc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $51, while Citigroup analysts kept a Neutral rating on JCI stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Johnson Controls International plc is set at 1.49, with the Price to Sales ratio for JCI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.99. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.43, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.49. Price to Free Cash Flow for JCI in the course of the last twelve months was 36.67 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

JCI stock trade performance evaluation

Johnson Controls International plc [JCI] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.48. With this latest performance, JCI shares gained by 5.85% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 47.16% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 127.25% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for JCI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.14, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.43, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.02 for Johnson Controls International plc [JCI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 55.26, while it was recorded at 59.27 for the last single week of trading, and 44.88 for the last 200 days.

Johnson Controls International plc [JCI]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Johnson Controls International plc [JCI] shares currently have an operating margin of +7.86 and a Gross Margin at +33.23. Johnson Controls International plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.83.

Return on Total Capital for JCI is now 6.31, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.41. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 3.39, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.52. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Johnson Controls International plc [JCI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 51.73. Additionally, JCI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 34.10, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 22.11. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 48.15, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 31.73.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Johnson Controls International plc [JCI] managed to generate an average of $6,505 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.94 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.54.Johnson Controls International plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Johnson Controls International plc [JCI] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Johnson Controls International plc posted 0.42/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.36/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 16.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for JCI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Johnson Controls International plc go to 14.14%.

Johnson Controls International plc [JCI]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $38,103 million, or 92.40% of JCI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of JCI stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 81,664,782, which is approximately -7.808% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 58,543,472 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.48 billion in JCI stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $3.21 billion in JCI stock with ownership of nearly 2.802% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Johnson Controls International plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 416 institutional holders increased their position in Johnson Controls International plc [NYSE:JCI] by around 46,116,856 shares. Additionally, 350 investors decreased positions by around 61,856,153 shares, while 111 investors held positions by with 533,699,678 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 641,672,687 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. JCI stock had 136 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,619,127 shares, while 53 institutional investors sold positions of 24,181,841 shares during the same period.

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