Lennox International, Inc. (NYSE:LII)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

LII has been the subject of several other reports. Cowen and Company lifted their target price on shares of Lennox International from $172.00 to $200.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lennox International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Wolfe Research started coverage on shares of Lennox International in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $190.00 target price (up from $162.50) on shares of Lennox International in a report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “underweight” rating and set a $161.00 target price (down from $164.00) on shares of Lennox International in a report on Tuesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $173.86.

Shares of Lennox International (NYSE LII) traded down 2.48% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $171.96. The stock had a trading volume of 907,568 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $184.15 and its 200-day moving average price is $169.57. The firm has a market cap of $7.34 billion, a PE ratio of 25.33 and a beta of 1.15. Lennox International has a 52-week low of $140.97 and a 52-week high of $192.58.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The construction company reported $2.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.76 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. Lennox International had a return on equity of 1,371.49% and a net margin of 7.97%. The business’s revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.53 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Lennox International will post $7.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, Director Max H. Mitchell acquired 600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 28th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $168.30 per share, for a total transaction of $100,980.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 739 shares in the company, valued at $124,373.70. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director John W. Norris III sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $167.66, for a total transaction of $167,660.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 50,001 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,383,167.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in LII. Huntington National Bank raised its stake in shares of Lennox International by 16.7% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 566 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 81 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Lennox International by 21.8% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 21,408 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $3,931,000 after buying an additional 3,830 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Lennox International by 95.5% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 9,970 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $1,811,000 after buying an additional 4,870 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Lennox International by 61.0% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 4,267 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $784,000 after buying an additional 1,616 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Lennox International by 3.4% in the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 14,311 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $2,628,000 after buying an additional 465 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.63% 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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