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Is Johnson Controls Inc.(NYSE: JCI), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/27/1985. Johnson Controls Inc. is in the Auto Parts industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Johnson Controls Inc., is 4642.02, and so far today it has a volume of 1880945. Performance year to date since the 3/27/1985 is 17.97%.

To help you determine whether Johnson Controls Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 98.54 and forward P/E is 10.62. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Johnson Controls Inc. has a value for PEG of 8.33. P/S ratio is 0.82 and the P/B ratio is 3.11. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 63.88 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Johnson Controls Inc. is trading at, 45.76 (-0.35% today), Johnson Controls Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.53%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 113.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.47, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.27% after growing 4.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -22.20%, and -1.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 649.7, and the number of shares float is 647.47. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 82.20%. The float short is 4.52%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.3. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.10%, and also a return on investment of 10.10%.

The ability for Johnson Controls Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.54 and total debt/equity is 0.83. In terms of margins, Johnson Controls Inc. has a gross margin of 18.80%, with its operating margin at 5.10%, and Johnson Controls Inc. has a profit margin of 1.80%.

The 52 week high is -1.76%, with 38.08% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.69% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.03%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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