2 Stocks in Focus Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI)

On Thursday, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock opened its trade at $63.52 and after floating in a range of $63.32 to $64.43, settled at $64.06. The stock gained 1.14% in total of its share price. The stock’s 52-week range is $48.03 – $65.91.

SDRL stock’s price is now -76.64% down from its 52-week high and +11.46% up from its 52-week low. Taking a look into the performance of SDRL stock, investor will come to know that the weekly performance for this stock is valued at -3.31%, resulting in a performance for the month at -48.07%. Therefore, the stated figure displays a quarterly performance of -13.37% and year to date performance of -48.68%.

Shares of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) inclined 0.76% to $41.31. Stock exchanged hands with the total volume of 5.82 Million shares, as contrast to its average volume of 6.09 Million shares. The 52-week range of the share price is from $34.47 – $48.97. For trailing twelve months, EPS value for the stock is $-1.34.

Beta factor of the stock stands at 1.27. Beta factor is used to measure the volatility of the stock. The stock remained 1.99% volatile for the week and 1.87% for the month. Looking into the profitability ratios of JCI stock, investor will find its ROE, ROA, ROI standing at -4.70%, -1.80% and -1.60%, respectively.  Johnson Controls (JCI), finalized a contract covering North America, China and Europe for a cutting-edge electrochemical battery recycling technology. Under terms of a multi-faceted deal, the company is investing in Aqua Metals (AQMS).

“Our partnership with Johnson Controls is a tremendous step forward and is an opportunity for us to work with the global leader in automotive battery manufacturing and responsible recycling,” said Dr. Stephen Clarke, chairman and CEO of Aqua Metals. “We will build on this exciting relationship in order to facilitate clean and efficient battery recycling around the world.”

Under the agreement Johnson Controls will also:

  • Become the first licensee for AquaRefining™ technology
  • Supply Aqua Metals with batteries to recycle as a service, as part of the Johnson Controls closed-loop network
  • Purchase AquaRefined™ metals produced from Aqua Metals’ facilities
  • Acquire just under 5 percent of Aqua Metals outstanding shares

“Agreements like this are a part of our continuing strategy to invest in clean technologies, building on our commitment to create a more sustainable and environmentally responsible industry,” said Joe Walicki, president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions.

Aqua Metals, which recently opened its first plant in McCarran, Nevada, uses an advanced electrochemical process for recycling batteries. As it scales up capacity, Aqua Metals plans to hire hundreds of employees for existing and future operations across the United States.

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