LSB Industries Inc. (NYSE:LXU) rose 4.2% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $12.84 and last traded at $12.02, with a volume of 541,557 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.54.

LXU has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded LSB Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Feltl & Co. raised LSB Industries from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Finally, Avondale Partners reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of LSB Industries in a research report on Monday, May 9th.

The company’s market capitalization is $276.75 million. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $11.86 and a 200 day moving average of $11.14.

LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.73) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.37) by $0.36. The firm earned $109.98 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $167.65 million. The business’s revenue was down 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.02 EPS. On average, analysts expect that LSB Industries Inc. will post ($1.49) EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, major shareholder Lsb Funding Llc sold 34,422 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.92, for a total transaction of $410,310.24. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 4,103,746 shares in the company, valued at approximately $48,916,652.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in LSB Industries stock. Russell Frank Co boosted its stake in LSB Industries Inc. (NYSE:LXU) by 63.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 273,827 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 106,429 shares during the period. Russell Frank Co owned 1.20% of LSB Industries worth $1,966,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

LSB Industries, Inc is a holding company engaged in manufacturing and marketing operations through its subsidiaries. The Company operates in two segments: Chemical Business and Climate Control Business. LSB and its wholly owned subsidiaries own businesses, which include chemical business manufactures and sells nitrogen-based chemical products for the agricultural, industrial, and mining markets and climate control business manufactures and sells a range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products that include water source and geothermal heat pumps, hydronic fan coils, custom air handlers, modular geothermal and other chillers, and other related products and services.

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