Purchase Of Shares In Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) By MANNING NATHAN D


As of Thursday close, Johnson Controls International plc’s (NYSE:JCI) stock was up $0.29, moving up 0.48 percent to $61.04. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,674,560 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$2.15 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,092,825, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,047,936.

Since last month, JCI stock rose 6.55%. Shares of the company fell to $57.07 on 04/26/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $69.60 was reached on 01/31/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $45.52. Since the beginning of this year, JCI’s stock price has dropped by -4.62% or -$2.96, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -12.30% since its 52-week high.

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JCI stock investors should be aware that Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on May 18. MANNING NATHAN D, the COO, Global Field Ops of the company, disposed of 35,478 shares for $63.01 on May 18. It resulted in a $2,235,437 divestment by the insider. Donofrio John sold 14,253 shares at an average price of $63.02 on May 09. The insider now owns 37,090 shares following the transaction. On May 08, EVP and CFO LEONETTI OLIVIER sold 30,997 shares at $62.36 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,932,973.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) has a P/E ratio of about 30.34. The stock’s beta is 1.23. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.60, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.64, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 322.00 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.36 per share was paid out, which is 2.86% more than last year’s $0.35. On Wednesday March 8 2023, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, 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 March 30 was 0.49, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.66. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 33.80% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 6.70%. Based on annual data, JCI earned $8.34 billion in gross profit and brought in $25.3 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 8.70%.

In Johnson Controls International plc’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $7.83 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 8.79% to $6.07 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.69 billion. While analysts expected Johnson Controls International plc to report $0.73 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.75 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 2.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $450.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Johnson Controls International plc were 26.34 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $11.82 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $686.1 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Johnson Controls International plc’s (JCI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 24.48%, the RSI 9-day stood at 46.29% on 25 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Johnson Controls International plc price is down by -3.40% percent or -$2.15. At present, JCI shares trade +2.81% above its 20-day simple moving average and -4.62% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +3.48% above its SMA50 and +12.81% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 32.47% and Stochastic coefficient D was 53.98%, while ATR was 1.36. Given the Stochastic reading of 21.48% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 49.90%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.79, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.95.

Analyst Ratings

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, JCI is a sell, and 5 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 4 analysts rate Johnson Controls International plc stock as buy, with 14 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $72.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $58.00 – $87.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) will achieve an average price target of $72.35.


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