Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) CFO Joseph William Reitmeier sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $168.01, for a total transaction of $840,050.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 15,155 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,546,191.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) traded down 0.33% during trading on Monday, hitting $171.46. 63,002 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $163.92 and its 200-day moving average price is $156.46. Lennox International Inc. has a 1-year low of $130.34 and a 1-year high of $172.96. The stock has a market cap of $7.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.12 and a beta of 1.10.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. The company reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.43 by $0.07. Lennox International had a return on equity of 6,021.68% and a net margin of 7.63%. The business earned $897 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $883.46 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.11 EPS. Lennox International’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Lennox International Inc. will post $7.92 EPS for the current year.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 17th. Investors of record on Friday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 29th. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.00%. Lennox International’s payout ratio is 27.17%.

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A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in LII. Congress Asset Management Co. MA purchased a new position in Lennox International during the fourth quarter worth $58,858,000. Norges Bank purchased a new position in Lennox International during the fourth quarter worth $57,541,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its position in Lennox International by 21.5% in the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 118,951 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,679,000 after buying an additional 21,051 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in Lennox International by 1.3% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 101,724 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,976,000 after buying an additional 1,295 shares during the period. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in Lennox International by 0.8% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 84,828 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,321,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the period. 68.82% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. Vertical Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Wednesday, December 14th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $156.00 target price on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Tuesday, December 20th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on shares of Lennox International from $160.00 to $171.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Lennox International has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $158.13.

About Lennox International

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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