Dividend Channel
Market News Video Dividend Detective The Warren Buffetts Next Door Stock message boards
Free Dividend Report - Top Ranked Stocks

Featured MNV Articles:

June 15th Options Now Available For Johnson Controls International (JCI)
Monday, April 23, 11:45 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff

Investors in Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) saw new options become available today, for the ...

First Week of AXL June 15th Options Trading
Tuesday, April 24, 10:57 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff

Investors in American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc (AXL) saw new options begin trading this ...

KAI Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average
Tuesday, April 24, 4:20 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff

In trading on Tuesday, shares of Kadant Inc (KAI) crossed below their 200 day moving ...

Notable Wednesday Option Activity: JCI, AZO, PSX
Wednesday, April 25, 1:25 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume ...

Johnson Controls International Takes Over #180 Spot From SunTrust Banks
Thursday, April 26, 4:38 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff

In the latest look at the underlying components of the S&P 500 ordered by largest ...

JCI Crosses Above 2% Yield Territory

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, November 7, 3:09 PM ET
Play Video: The Importance of Dividends

If the video does not load after a few moments, Upgrade to the Latest Flash Player.

In trading on Monday, shares of Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE:JCI) were yielding above the 2% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.64), with the stock changing hands as low as $31.85 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return. To illustrate, suppose for example you purchased shares of the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) back on 12/31/1998 you would have paid $123.31 per share. Fast forward to 12/31/2010 and each share was worth $125.75 on that date, a mere $2.44 or 2% increase over all those years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $20.53 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 18.6%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.4%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 2% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE:JCI) is an S&P 500 company, giving it special status as one of the large-cap companies making up the S&P 500 Index.

In general, dividend amounts are not always predictable and tend to follow the ups and downs of profitability at each company. In the case of Johnson Controls Inc, looking at the history chart for JCI below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue, and in turn whether it is a reasonable expectation to expect a 2% annual yield.

JCI Dividend History
Date Div*
09/07/11 0.160
06/08/11 0.160
03/09/11 0.160
12/08/10 0.160
09/08/10 0.130
06/09/10 0.130
03/10/10 0.130
12/09/09 0.130
09/09/09 0.130
06/10/09 0.130
03/11/09 0.130
12/10/08 0.130
09/10/08 0.130
06/11/08 0.130
03/12/08 0.130
12/12/07 0.130
09/12/07 0.110
06/13/07 0.110
03/14/07 0.110
12/13/06 0.110
09/11/06 0.093
06/07/06 0.093
03/08/06 0.093
12/12/05 0.093
09/07/05 0.083
06/08/05 0.083
03/09/05 0.083
12/13/04 0.083
09/08/04 0.075
06/09/04 0.075
03/10/04 0.075
12/10/03 0.075
09/10/03 0.060
06/11/03 0.060
03/12/03 0.060
12/11/02 0.060
09/11/02 0.055
06/12/02 0.055
03/06/02 0.055
12/12/01 0.055
06/13/01 0.052
03/07/01 0.052
12/06/00 0.052
09/11/00 0.047
06/07/00 0.047
03/08/00 0.047
12/13/99 0.047
09/08/99 0.042
06/09/99 0.042
03/10/99 0.038
12/09/98 0.042
09/09/98 0.038
06/10/98 0.038
03/11/98 0.038
12/10/97 0.038
09/08/97 0.036
06/04/97 0.036
03/05/97 0.036
12/04/96 0.036
09/04/96 0.034
06/05/96 0.034
02/28/96 0.034
12/06/95 0.034
09/06/95 0.033
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, JCI makes up 3.68% of the Cleantech Portfolio ETF (NYSE:PZD) which is trading lower by about 0.5% on the day Monday.

See what other ETFs contain JCI
See what other stocks are held by PZD

JCI operates in the Auto Parts sector, among companies like American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc (NYSE:AXL) which is down about 1.1% today, and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE:CTB) trading lower by about 0.3%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of JCI, versus AXL and CTB.

JCI,AXL,CTB Relative Performance Chart


The ETF Channel Flexible Growth Investment Portfolio is designed to seek growth for investors anywhere and everywhere. The key to the program is our portfolio strategy allows us complete flexibility in terms of asset allocation as there are no predetermined guidelines as to the level of stocks, bonds, cash, regions, countries, sectors, commodities, or even asset classes in the portfolio! In short, this is a completely flexible portfolio designed to follow the performance trail wherever it leads us.

This Article's Word Cloud:   According   American   Arial   Channel   Controls   Johnson   Monday   NYSE   Portfolio   about   above   always   amounts   annual   asset   chart   companies   company   consider   data   designed   dividend   dividends   each   escape   fillColor   follow   have   history   investors   lower   other   over   performance   period   portfolio   return   share   shares   stock   stocks   that   total   trading   what   whether   which   with   would   yield

JCI Crosses Above 2% Yield Territory | www.DividendChannel.com | Copyright © 2010 - 2018, All Rights Reserved

Nothing in Dividend Channel is intended to be investment advice, nor does it represent the opinion of, counsel from, or recommendations by BNK Invest Inc. or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or partners. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. All viewers agree that under no circumstances will BNK Invest, Inc,. its subsidiaries, partners, officers, employees, affiliates, or agents be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained. By visiting, using or viewing this site, you agree to the following Full Disclaimer & Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Video widget and dividend videos powered by Market News Video. Quote data delayed at least 20 minutes; data powered by Ticker Technologies, and Mergent. Contact Dividend Channel; Meet Our Editorial Staff.