Is auto parts giant Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) a buy right now? It might be, but like any cyclical company, timing is important -- and there are definitely risks. In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at three things that any Johnson Controls investor -- or anyone considering an investment -- should be watching closely.

Is Johnson Controls poised to profit from electric cars?
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