Lennox International (LII) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of -0.02

News articles about Lennox International (NYSE:LII) have trended somewhat negative on Saturday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lennox International earned a daily sentiment score of -0.02 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 87 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) opened at 175.49 on Friday. Lennox International has a 1-year low of $132.37 and a 1-year high of $176.47. The company has a market cap of $7.49 billion, a PE ratio of 25.85 and a beta of 1.10. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $167.71 and a 200-day moving average of $160.25.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 24th. The construction company reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $793.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $746.37 million. Lennox International had a net margin of 7.63% and a return on equity of 6,021.68%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.60 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Lennox International will post $7.93 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.51 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.19%. This is a boost from Lennox International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.43. Lennox International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 27.17%.

LII has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. TheStreet raised Lennox International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Lennox International from $171.00 to $180.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $167.20.

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In related news, Director Max H. Mitchell acquired 600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 28th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $168.30 per share, for a total transaction of $100,980.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 739 shares in the company, valued at approximately $124,373.70. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman Todd M. Bluedorn sold 28,413 shares of Lennox International stock in a transaction on Friday, March 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $171.99, for a total transaction of $4,886,751.87. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 202,783 shares in the company, valued at approximately $34,876,648.17. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 56,491 shares of company stock worth $9,625,757. Corporate insiders own 3.90% 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.

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