Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Lennox International (LII) Stock Price

Press coverage about Lennox International (NYSE:LII) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lennox International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 48.2566606717536 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) traded down $1.13 on Tuesday, hitting $207.13. 253,274 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 255,350. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 23.87, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 0.72. Lennox International has a one year low of $147.54 and a one year high of $213.78. The company has a market capitalization of $8,699.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.34, a P/E/G ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 1.22.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The construction company reported $2.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.44 by $0.09. Lennox International had a net margin of 7.88% and a return on equity of 1,657.93%. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.04 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.33 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Lennox International will post 7.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.51 dividend. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Lennox International’s dividend payout ratio is 28.90%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on LII shares. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price objective on shares of Lennox International from $190.00 to $193.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $171.00 price target on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $180.00 price target (up from $171.00) on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Wolfe Research reissued a “peer perform” rating on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Cleveland Research started coverage on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $191.83.

In other Lennox International news, insider Gary S. Bedard sold 369 shares of Lennox International stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $204.47, for a total value of $75,449.43. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Douglas L. Young sold 3,759 shares of Lennox International stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.60, for a total transaction of $723,983.40. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 57,396 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,054,469.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 27,672 shares of company stock worth $5,473,240. Insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Lennox International

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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