News headlines about Lennox International (NYSE:LII) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lennox International earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 44.4491749023619 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Lennox International (LII) traded down $1.34 during trading on Friday, hitting $208.40. The stock had a trading volume of 374,649 shares, compared to its average volume of 347,588. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 23.87. The company has a market capitalization of $8,402.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.92, a PEG ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.19. Lennox International has a twelve month low of $146.90 and a twelve month high of $210.88.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The construction company reported $2.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.44 by $0.09. Lennox International had a return on equity of 1,657.93% and a net margin of 7.88%. The business had revenue of $1.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.04 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.33 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Lennox International will post 7.92 earnings per share for the current year.

LII has been the topic of several recent research reports. Wells Fargo & Company raised their target price on Lennox International from $190.00 to $193.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $171.00 target price on shares of Lennox International in a report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub lowered Lennox International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and set a $180.00 target price (up from $171.00) on shares of Lennox International in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Wolfe Research restated a “peer perform” rating on shares of Lennox International in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $186.50.

In related news, Director Paul W. Schmidt sold 750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $193.46, for a total transaction of $145,095.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,689 shares in the company, valued at $520,213.94. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Douglas L. Young sold 7,658 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $193.94, for a total value of $1,485,192.52. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 61,155 shares in the company, valued at $11,860,400.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 16,781 shares of company stock worth $3,257,758 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

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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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