Johnson Controls' (JCI) underperformance derives from market disenchantment with results for the June-ended FQ3. Investors are wary of slowing sales growth and more important, the company's reduced guidance, due to softness in its global markets and expectations of a lower euro. The battery problem, the company said, isn't expected to last past FQ4. The shares sport a dividend yield of 2.6%, and net debt is 33% of total capital. Barron's says that for a patient investor, that spells opportunity.
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