Lennox International (LII) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News coverage about Lennox International (NYSE:LII) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lennox International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 44.5822901993013 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Lennox International (NYSE LII) traded down $2.43 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $206.60. 411,073 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 348,426. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 23.87, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 1.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,705.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.22. Lennox International has a 12-month low of $147.54 and a 12-month high of $213.78.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The construction company reported $2.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.44 by $0.09. Lennox International had a net margin of 7.88% and a return on equity of 1,657.93%. The firm had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.04 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.33 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Lennox International will post 7.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

LII has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Lennox International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $171.00 price objective on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Lennox International from $161.00 to $166.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Cleveland Research began coverage on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, Wolfe Research reiterated a “peer perform” rating on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $186.50.

In related news, insider Gary S. Bedard sold 369 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $204.47, for a total value of $75,449.43. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Prakash Bedapudi sold 3,201 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $196.25, for a total transaction of $628,196.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 16,781 shares of company stock valued at $3,257,758 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Lennox International

Lennox International Inc is a provider of climate control solutions. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) markets. It operates through three segments: Residential Heating & Cooling; Commercial Heating & Cooling, and Refrigeration.

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