Equities research analysts forecast that Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) will report $1.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Fifteen analysts have issued estimates for Lennox International’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.55 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.82. Lennox International reported earnings per share of $1.50 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 11.3%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Tuesday, February 6th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Lennox International will report full year earnings of $7.89 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.60 to $8.05. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $9.10 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.40 to $10.45. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Lennox International.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The construction company reported $2.53 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.44 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.04 billion. Lennox International had a return on equity of 1,657.93% and a net margin of 7.88%. Lennox International’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $2.33 earnings per share.

Several brokerages recently commented on LII. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Lennox International from $166.00 to $169.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Cleveland Research began coverage on Lennox International in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $187.00 target price on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $190.00 target price on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $191.83.

In other Lennox International news, Director Paul W. Schmidt sold 750 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $193.46, for a total transaction of $145,095.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,689 shares in the company, valued at $520,213.94. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Chris Kosel sold 754 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $204.37, for a total value of $154,094.98. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 810 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $165,539.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 40,573 shares of company stock valued at $8,194,706 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in LII. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of Lennox International by 160.0% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 290,008 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $51,905,000 after buying an additional 178,481 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Lennox International by 10.2% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,383,849 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $254,122,000 after buying an additional 128,170 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in shares of Lennox International by 15.6% in the third quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 538,915 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $94,805,000 after buying an additional 72,804 shares in the last quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Lennox International by 124.9% in the second quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 119,400 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $21,926,000 after buying an additional 66,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Impax Asset Management LTD acquired a new stake in shares of Lennox International in the third quarter valued at $9,034,000. Institutional investors own 68.84% of the company’s stock.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) opened at $209.98 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $8,800.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.74, a P/E/G ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.22. Lennox International has a 12-month low of $147.98 and a 12-month high of $214.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 23.87, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 0.72.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th were paid a dividend of $0.51 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. Lennox International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 28.90%.

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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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