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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Johnson Controls Inc., JCI

Johnson Controls Inc., JCI is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Auto Parts in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Johnson Controls Inc., JCI  has a market cap of 29314.46. Since its IPO date on the 3/27/1985, Johnson Controls Inc., JCI performance year to date is 16.66%. Today Johnson Controls Inc., JCI has gained -0.52%, with a current price of 44.89.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 113.20%. Return of assets are at 2.10%, with return on investment at 10.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Johnson Controls Inc., JCI is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.54. While Total debt/equity is 0.83. With a profit margin of 1.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 18.80%, and operating margin of 5.10%. Johnson Controls Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Johnson Controls Inc., JCI has seen a EPS growth of 4.60%. A performance for the year of 1.78%. The 52-week high is -3.01%, and the 52-week low is 36.33%. The average volume for Johnson Controls Inc., JCI is 1656990.

With a target price of 49.33, can Johnson Controls Inc., JCI reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Johnson Controls Inc., JCI. Johnson Controls Inc. has a P/E of 96.82 and a forward P/E of 10.43. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 8.18. Johnson Controls Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.81 and 3.05 respectively. For P/cash, Johnson Controls Inc. has a value of 62.77, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 44.89, Johnson Controls Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.57%. We see a return on equity of 6.40%.

Looking more long-term Johnson Controls Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.84%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.27% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.60% for this year and for the last five years a 2.50% growth has been seen.

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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