For Johnson Controls International plc [JCI], Analyst sees a drop to $66. What next?

Johnson Controls International plc [NYSE: JCI] jumped around 0.59 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $63.40 at the close of the session, up 0.94%. The company report on April 27, 2021 that Johnson Controls ranked on Forbes Best Employers for Diversity List 2021.

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– Developing diverse and inclusive environments is not just good business, but imperative to Johnson Controls Healthy Buildings vision.

– Johnson Controls reaffirms ambitious social and governance goals to develop pathways to leadership for women and minority leaders internally and externally.

Johnson Controls International plc stock is now 36.08% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. JCI Stock saw the intraday high of $63.70 and lowest of $62.65 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 63.80, which means current price is +38.11% above from all time high which was touched on 04/26/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.32M shares, JCI reached a trading volume of 4151320 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $65.73 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 2.20. 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.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Johnson Controls International plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 31, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price from $52 to $73. The new note on the price target was released on March 29, 2021, representing the official price target for Johnson Controls International plc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $52, while HSBC Securities analysts kept a Hold rating on JCI stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Johnson Controls International plc is set at 1.11, with the Price to Sales ratio for JCI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.05. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.60, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.58. Price to Free Cash Flow for JCI in the course of the last twelve months was 37.81 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

How has JCI stock performed recently?

Johnson Controls International plc [JCI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.59. With this latest performance, JCI shares gained by 5.68% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 42.79% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 118.24% 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 65.36, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 68.21, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 64.38 for Johnson Controls International plc [JCI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 59.68, while it was recorded at 62.66 for the last single week of trading, and 47.87 for the last 200 days.

Johnson Controls International plc [JCI]: Deeper insight into the 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 analysis for Johnson Controls International plc [JCI]

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 14.25%.

Insider trade positions for Johnson Controls International plc [JCI]

There are presently around $40,543 million, or 92.60% 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 $3.71 billion in JCI stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $3.43 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 April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 397 institutional holders increased their position in Johnson Controls International plc [NYSE:JCI] by around 45,630,222 shares. Additionally, 358 investors decreased positions by around 61,915,785 shares, while 122 investors held positions by with 531,939,534 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 639,485,541 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. JCI stock had 130 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,557,883 shares, while 57 institutional investors sold positions of 23,327,346 shares during the same period.

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