Lsb Industries Inc. (NYSE:LXU) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lsb Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th.

Lsb Industries (NYSE LXU) traded down 0.16% on Friday, reaching $6.10. 364,588 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $6.85 and its 200-day moving average is $8.82. Lsb Industries has a 12 month low of $4.52 and a 12 month high of $11.99. The firm has a market cap of $173.27 million, a PE ratio of 2.94 and a beta of 4.52.

Lsb Industries (NYSE:LXU) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The conglomerate reported ($0.53) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.27) by $0.26. The business had revenue of $122.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $138.21 million. Lsb Industries had a net margin of 24.04% and a negative return on equity of 1.11%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.73) EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Lsb Industries will post ($2.57) earnings per share for the current year.

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Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Arizona State Retirement System lifted 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 valued at $100,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Lsb Industries in the second quarter valued at $115,000. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lifted 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 valued at $108,000 after acquiring an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC acquired a new stake in Lsb Industries in the second quarter valued at $119,000. Finally, KCG Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Lsb Industries in the first quarter valued at $125,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.22% of the company’s stock.

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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