Lennox International, Inc. (NYSE:LII) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $183.17.

LII has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $190.00 price objective on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $171.00 target price on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Wells Fargo & Company upped their target price 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. Finally, UBS AG upped their target price on shares of Lennox International from $170.00 to $175.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th.

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Lennox International (LII) traded up $3.68 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $195.00. 369,067 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 351,882. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 23.87. The stock has a market cap of $7,951.23, a PE ratio of 24.53, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 1.19. Lennox International has a one year low of $146.25 and a one year high of $201.40.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.04 billion. Lennox International had a net margin of 7.88% and a return on equity of 1,657.93%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.33 EPS. analysts predict that Lennox International will post 7.92 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CFO Joseph William Reitmeier sold 922 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $193.03, for a total transaction of $177,973.66. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 14,233 shares in the company, valued at $2,747,395.99. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Douglas L. Young sold 7,658 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $193.94, for a total transaction of $1,485,192.52. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 61,155 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,860,400.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 13,211 shares of company stock worth $2,554,112. 3.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in LII. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in 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 acquiring an additional 300 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank raised its stake in 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 acquiring an additional 81 shares during the period. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its stake in Lennox International by 4.5% during the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 648 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $119,000 after acquiring an additional 28 shares during the period. Calamos Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Lennox International during the second quarter worth about $213,000. Finally, Achmea Investment Management B.V. acquired a new stake in Lennox International during the second quarter worth about $239,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 68.99% 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.

Analyst Recommendations for Lennox International (NYSE:LII)

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