Is Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) Price Targeted To Increase?

As of Friday close, Johnson Controls International plc’s (NYSE:JCI) stock was up $1.2, moving up 2.35 percent to $52.21. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,212,020 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.05 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,945,395, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,942,084.

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Since last month, JCI stock retreated -16.69%. Shares of the company fell to $49.42 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $81.77 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $49.42. Since the beginning of this year, JCI’s stock price has dropped by -35.79% or -$29.10, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -36.15% since its 52-week high.

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) last reported insider trading activity 78 days ago on Feb 25. VanHimbergen Robert M, the VP Corporate Controller of the company, disposed of 5,683 shares for $64.44 on Feb 25. It resulted in a $366,213 divestment by the insider. VanHimbergen Robert M sold 8,573 shares at an average price of $69.63 on Feb 03. The insider now owns 39,618 shares following the transaction. On Jan 12, VP & Pres, APAC BTS Leng Visal sold 600 shares at $81.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $48,600.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) has a P/E ratio of about 30.27. The stock’s beta is 1.16. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.50, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.21, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 145.46 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.35 per share was paid out, which is 2.94% more than last year’s $0.34. On Wednesday March 9 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Johnson Controls International plc’s quick ratio stood at 0.80, while its current ratio was 1.00, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.45, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.58. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 33.40% percent. In the year ended September 29, EBITDA margin amounted to 15.26%, whereas operating margins totaled 9.60%. Based on annual data, JCI earned $8.06 billion in gross profit and brought in $23.67 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 7.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 7.10%.

In Johnson Controls International plc’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $7.37 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. JCI’s revenue rose 8.27% to $5.86 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.1 billion. While analysts expected Johnson Controls International plc to report $0.78 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.78 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $327.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Johnson Controls International plc were 25.3 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $9.11 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $695.67 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Johnson Controls International plc’s (JCI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 47.57%, the RSI 9-day stood at 27.84% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Johnson Controls International plc price is down by -1.97% percent or -$1.05. At present, JCI shares trade -15.15% below its 20-day simple moving average and -31.25% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -19.23% below its SMA50 and -27.08% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 13.04% and Stochastic coefficient D was 8.98%, while ATR was 2.40. Given the Stochastic reading of 21.14% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 29.26%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.26, while the 14-day reading stands at -4.81.


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