ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lsb Industries Inc. (NYSE:LXU) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Lsb Industries from a buy rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, April 17th.

Lsb Industries (NYSE LXU) traded down 2.93% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $7.61. 693,503 shares of the company traded hands. Lsb Industries has a 52 week low of $4.52 and a 52 week high of $12.84. The stock has a market capitalization of $216.16 million, a PE ratio of 3.67 and a beta of 4.61. The company’s 50 day moving average is $10.34 and its 200-day moving average is $9.28.

Lsb Industries (NYSE:LXU) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The conglomerate reported ($0.53) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.27) by $0.26. Lsb Industries had a negative return on equity of 1.11% and a net margin of 24.04%. The company had revenue of $122.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.21 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.73) EPS. Lsb Industries’s quarterly revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Lsb Industries will post ($2.17) earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in LXU. Texas Permanent School Fund increased its stake in Lsb Industries by 0.8% in the second quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 14,932 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $154,000 after buying an additional 124 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in Lsb Industries by 2.9% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 10,620 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in Lsb Industries by 6.4% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 11,470 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in Lsb Industries by 2.0% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 34,978 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $328,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Lsb Industries by 0.8% in the first quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 95,225 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $893,000 after buying an additional 714 shares during the last quarter. 69.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Lsb Industries Company Profile

LSB Industries, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacture and sale of chemical products. The Company operates through chemical business segment. It is a manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products in North America.

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