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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 5420.72, and so far today it has a volume of 8696700. Performance year to date since the 3/27/1985 is 16.46%.

To help you determine whether Johnson Controls Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 96.65 and forward P/E is 10.42. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Johnson Controls Inc. has a value for PEG of 8.17. P/S ratio is 0.8 and the P/B ratio is 3.03. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 61.8 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Johnson Controls Inc. is trading at, 45.04 (2.64% today), Johnson Controls Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.58%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 112.70%. 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 640.8, and the number of shares float is 636.84. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 85.50%. The float short is 4.77%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.6. 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 0.49 and total debt/equity is 0.74. 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 -2.68%, with 36.79% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.77% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.55%.

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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