News stories about Lennox International (NYSE:LII) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lennox International earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.9227320352945 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) opened at 167.48 on Thursday. Lennox International has a 52-week low of $140.97 and a 52-week high of $192.58. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $167.57 and its 200-day moving average is $172.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.13 and a beta of 1.14.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The construction company reported $2.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.76 by $0.07. Lennox International had a return on equity of 1,821.73% and a net margin of 7.92%. The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.53 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Lennox International will post $8.00 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on LII shares. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $190.00 price objective (up previously from $162.50) on shares of Lennox International in a report on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Lennox International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. UBS AG increased their price objective on shares of Lennox International from $170.00 to $175.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Lennox International in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Wolfe Research started coverage on shares of Lennox International in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $177.50.

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In other Lennox International news, VP Chris Kosel sold 357 shares of Lennox International stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $173.51, for a total value of $61,943.07. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 1,379 shares in the company, valued at $239,270.29. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP David W. Moon sold 2,350 shares of Lennox International stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $171.45, for a total value of $402,907.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 112,408 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,272,351.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 14,094 shares of company stock worth $2,409,181. Company insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

Lennox International Company Profile

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Lennox International (NYSE:LII)

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