Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $147.19 and last traded at $146.92, with a volume of 92,637 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $144.38.

Several research firms have recently commented on LII. Seaport Global Securities raised shares of Lennox International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $122.00 to $165.00 in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut shares of Lennox International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $136.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, March 28th. Barclays PLC lifted their price target on shares of Lennox International from $126.00 to $137.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Morgan Stanley reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Monday, April 18th. Finally, Susquehanna lifted their price target on shares of Lennox International from $132.00 to $165.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $141.36.

The company has a market capitalization of $6.43 billion and a PE ratio of 33.83. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $138.62 and a 200 day moving average price of $131.06.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 18th. The company reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.05. The company earned $715 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $722.88 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.37 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Lennox International Inc. will post $6.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 30th will be issued a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 28th. This is an increase from Lennox International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.36.

In other news, COO Douglas L. Young sold 4,407 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $137.00, for a total value of $603,759.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 69,266 shares in the company, valued at $9,489,442. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Paul W. Schmidt sold 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $136.84, for a total transaction of $82,104.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,251 shares in the company, valued at $444,866.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. OppenheimerFunds Inc. raised its stake in Lennox International by 15.4% in the fourth quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 508,397 shares of the company’s stock worth $63,499,000 after buying an additional 67,797 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in Lennox International by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 184,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,019,000 after buying an additional 7,400 shares during the period. Rail Splitter Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Lennox International by 9.4% in the fourth quarter. Rail Splitter Capital Management LLC now owns 129,043 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,117,000 after buying an additional 11,085 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in Lennox International by 47.2% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 124,521 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,553,000 after buying an additional 39,947 shares during the period. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in Lennox International by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 74,986 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,366,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period.

Lennox International Inc (LII) is a global 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. The Company operates in three segments: Residential Heating & Cooling; Commercial Heating & Cooling, and Refrigeration.

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