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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI)?

The company in question is, Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI) currently with a stock price of 45.4 (-0.25% today). The market cap for Johnson Controls Inc. is 29282.56, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Auto Parts industry. The target price for Johnson Controls Inc. is 49.5. Currently Johnson Controls Inc. is trading with a P/E of 97.68, and a forward P/E of 10.53. Average volume for Johnson Controls Inc. is 4655 and so far today it is 1150989.

Performance in the last year for Johnson Controls Inc. has been 1.86%. For EPS growth, Johnson Controls Inc. has seen a growth of 4.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.27%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 2.50% over the last five years and could be 11.84% for the next five years. Johnson Controls Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -22.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.95%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.71%.

Since the IPO date for Johnson Controls Inc. on the 3/27/1985, Johnson Controls Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 17.70%. With Johnson Controls Inc. trading at 45.4, the dividend yield is 2.55%, and the EPS is 0.47.

So could Johnson Controls Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 97.68. The PEG is 8.25, P/S is 0.81 and the P/B is at 3.06. The P/cash is 62.7, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Johnson Controls Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.49, and total debt/equity at 0.74.

In terms of margins, Johnson Controls Inc. has a gross margin of 18.80%, an operating margin of 5.10% and a profit margin of 1.80%.Payout ratio for Johnson Controls Inc. is 112.70%. Return on assets come to 2.10% with return on investment coming to 10.10%.

Insider ownership for Johnson Controls Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 83.50%. Outstanding shares are at 643.29. While shares float is 636.84. The float short is currently 4.59%, and short ratio is 6.28.

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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