Media headlines about Lennox International (NYSE:LII) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lennox International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.961908944309 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Lennox International (LII) traded up $0.52 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $204.67. The stock had a trading volume of 451,416 shares, compared to its average volume of 273,366. 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 $8,548.63, a P/E ratio of 26.37, a PEG ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.22. Lennox International has a fifty-two week low of $147.54 and a fifty-two week high of $213.78.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The construction company reported $2.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.44 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.04 billion. Lennox International had a return on equity of 1,657.93% and a net margin of 7.88%. The business’s revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.33 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Lennox International will post 7.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.51 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.00%. Lennox International’s dividend payout ratio is presently 28.90%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $210.00 target price (up from $193.00) on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Thursday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $207.00 target price (up from $193.00) on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Lennox International from $166.00 to $169.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $210.00 target price on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Cleveland Research assumed coverage on Lennox International in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $191.83.

In other Lennox International news, EVP Douglas L. Young sold 7,658 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $193.94, for a total value of $1,485,192.52. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 61,155 shares in the company, valued at $11,860,400.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Joseph William Reitmeier sold 922 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $193.03, for a total value of $177,973.66. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 14,233 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,747,395.99. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 26,605 shares of company stock valued at $5,252,694. Insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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