Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Lennox International, Inc. (NYSE:LII) by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 67,340 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 3,580 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned approximately 0.16% of Lennox International worth $12,366,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Lennox International by 114.1% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 563 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Lennox International by 16.7% during 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 during the period. Calamos Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Lennox International during the second quarter worth about $213,000. Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Lennox International by 64.1% during the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 2,297 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $422,000 after buying an additional 897 shares during the period. Finally, Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Lennox International by 308.7% during the second quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,632 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $403,000 after buying an additional 1,988 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.33% of the company’s stock.

In other Lennox International news, VP Chris Kosel sold 357 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $173.51, for a total transaction of $61,943.07. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 1,379 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $239,270.29. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP David W. Moon sold 2,350 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $171.45, for a total transaction of $402,907.50. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 112,408 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,272,351.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 14,216 shares of company stock valued at $2,431,048 over the last three months. 3.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Lennox International, Inc. (LII) opened at 181.50 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.66 billion, a PE ratio of 26.15 and a beta of 1.15. Lennox International, Inc. has a 12-month low of $140.97 and a 12-month high of $192.58. The company’s 50-day moving average is $170.47 and its 200 day moving average is $173.48.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The construction company reported $2.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.76 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.09 billion. Lennox International had a net margin of 7.92% and a return on equity of 1,821.73%. Lennox International’s revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.53 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Lennox International, Inc. will post $7.90 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.51 per share. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. Lennox International’s payout ratio is 29.35%.

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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on LII shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Lennox International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Monday, July 24th. UBS AG increased their target price on shares of Lennox International from $170.00 to $175.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $190.00 target price (up previously from $162.50) on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $171.00 target price on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Two 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 company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $178.83.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Lennox International (NYSE:LII)

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