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Make Sure You Stick With Johnson Controls International plc (JCI). It’s Bull Time Again

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.25, or -0.50%, to $50.00. The Johnson Controls International plc has recorded 191,100 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Johnson Controls Recognised for Equipping Local Workforce with Skills for the Built Environment.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Building Products & Equipment industry segment, falling under the Industrials sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $50.25 and fluctuated between $51.06 as its day high and $50.07 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Johnson Controls International plc is $34.19B. A total of 4.24 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.33M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, JCI has seen 1 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 103,332 and the disposition of 126,695 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 38 BUYs and 59 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 836,866 shares during that period but sold 697,728.

In the most recent transaction, Oliver George sold 103,332 shares of JCI for 52.37 per share on Oct 16. After the transaction, the Chairman & CEO now owns 979,759 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 23, Oliver George sold 103,332 shares at 59.23 per share. JCI shares that Chairman & CEO owns now total 979,759.

Among the insiders who sold shares, MANNING NATHAN D disposed of 35,478 shares on May 18 at a per-share price of $63.01. This resulted in the COO, Global Field Ops holding 90,485 shares of JCI after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Donofrio John sold 14,253 shares at $63.02 per share on May 09. Company shares held by the Exec VP & General Counsel now total 37,090.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Johnson Controls International plc pays an annual dividend of $1.42, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.83%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.79. JCI’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/22/2023 when it declared a $0.37 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/20/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/14/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/16/2023. The JCI stock dividend was $0.37 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for JCI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $69.63 with high estimates of $82.00 and low estimates of $58.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, JCI has a high of $70.43 and a low of $47.90.

As of this writing, JCI has an earnings estimate of $1.1 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.11 per share and a lower estimate of $1.07. The company reported an EPS of $0.75 in the last quarter, which was 2.70% higher than expectations of $0.73.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. JCI’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.34B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $7.74B in debt and $9.10B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $23.99, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $18.75B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for JCI is Buy with a score of 4.23.

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