Johnson Controls International plc (JCI): From Top to Bottom

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Auto Parts. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $39.56, up from yesterday’s close by 1.28%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) currently trades with a market capitalization of $37.97 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -40.53 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $ over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.53 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.75% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Johnson Controls International plc recorded a 52-week high of $44.70. It is now trading 5.14% off that level. The stock is trading $38.09 its 50-day moving average by -1.47%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $34.51.

In recent action, Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) has made a move of +3.42% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 21.04, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.86% with $920.00 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of JCI.

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