In today’s session Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (JCI) registered an unusually high (1,902) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious JCI increase. With 1,902 contracts traded and 484 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: JCI161216C00046000 closed last at: $0.7 or 30% down. About 1.76 million shares traded hands. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) has risen 20.05% since April 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.12% the S&P500.
Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) Ratings Coverage
Out of 16 analysts covering Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI), 13 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 81% are positive. Johnson Controls Inc. has been the topic of 39 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 1 report. The rating was initiated by Bernstein with “Outperform” on Friday, September 16. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, October 18 by Robert W. Baird. RBC Capital Markets maintained Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) rating on Monday, July 27. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $56 price target. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of JCI in a report on Wednesday, August 12 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform” on Thursday, September 8. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 24 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Friday, September 16 by UBS. On Wednesday, December 2 the stock rating was downgraded by William Blair to “Market Perform”. As per Monday, October 24, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Johnson Controls International plc provides building products and technology. It offers controls, fire, security, HVAC, power solutions and energy storage. The company serves institutions, commercial buildings, retail, industrial, small business and residential. Johnson Controls International plc, formerly known as Tyco International plc, is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.20, from 0.98 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 50 funds sold all Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share shares owned while 256 reduced positions. 92 funds bought stakes while 268 increased positions. They now own 518.14 million shares or 9.83% more from 471.76 million shares in 2016Q1.
Perritt accumulated 0.06% or 5,027 shares. Chemical Bank & Trust has invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI). Vaughan David Invests Il, a Illinois-based fund reported 46,727 shares. Plante Moran Advisors Ltd Liability Corp, a Michigan-based fund reported 3,792 shares. First In accumulated 0.48% or 18,814 shares. Moreover, Third Avenue Mgmt Ltd Company has 1.19% invested in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) for 604,458 shares. Goldman Sachs holds 5.03M shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Utah Retirement has 0.14% invested in the company for 118,688 shares. Scopus Asset Management Lp has 0.29% invested in the company for 490,000 shares. Cim Limited holds 5,513 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Bessemer Grp Inc last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Jacobus Wealth Management owns 7,610 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Schwerin Boyle Cap has 0.14% invested in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) for 22,575 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt accumulated 91,979 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Quantum Capital Mngmt has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI).
Insider Transactions: Since August 19, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $4.41 million net activity. $4.41M worth of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) was sold by McDonald R Bruce.
JCI Company Profile
Johnson Controls International plc, formerly Tyco International plc, incorporated on May 9, 2014, is a well-known provider of security services and products, fire detection and suppression services and products and life safety products. The Firm operates through three divisions: North America Integrated Solutions & Services (NA Integrated Solutions & Services), Rest of World (ROW) Integrated Solutions & Services (ROW Integrated Solutions & Services) and Global Products. The Company’s portfolio of services and products, sold under brands, such as Tyco, SimplexGrinnell, Chemguard, Wormald, Ansul, Simplex, Scott and ADT (other than the United States, Canada and Korea) serve security, fire detection and suppression and life safety needs across commercial, industrial, retail, small business, institutional and governmental markets, as well as non-United States residential markets.
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