Stifel Nicolaus reiterated their hold rating on shares of Lennox International (NYSE:LII) in a research report report published on Friday. They currently have a $198.00 price target on the construction company’s stock.

Several other equities analysts have also commented on LII. Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and issued a $180.00 price objective (up from $171.00) on shares of Lennox International in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Wolfe Research restated a peer perform rating on shares of Lennox International in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of Lennox International from $161.00 to $166.00 and gave the stock an underweight rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a market perform rating and set a $210.00 target price (up from $193.00) on shares of Lennox International in a report on Thursday, December 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Cowen reiterated a buy rating and set a $210.00 target price on shares of Lennox International in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Lennox International currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $190.33.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) traded up $2.49 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $216.48. 208,200 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 263,223. 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 firm has a market cap of $9,043.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.22. Lennox International has a 12 month low of $150.32 and a 12 month high of $216.79.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a dividend of $0.51 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.94%. Lennox International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.90%.

In other Lennox International news, Chairman Todd M. Bluedorn sold 12,901 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $210.95, for a total value of $2,721,465.95. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 183,360 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $38,679,792. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Chris Kosel sold 754 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $204.37, for a total transaction of $154,094.98. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 810 shares in the company, valued at $165,539.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 40,573 shares of company stock worth $8,194,706. 3.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Lennox International by 114.1% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 563 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $103,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Lennox International by 4.5% in the 2nd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 648 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $119,000 after purchasing an additional 28 shares during the last quarter. Achmea Investment Management B.V. purchased a new stake in shares of Lennox International in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $239,000. Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in shares of Lennox International by 240.8% in the 3rd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,622 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $290,000 after purchasing an additional 1,146 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Lennox International by 64.1% in the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 2,297 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $422,000 after purchasing an additional 897 shares during the last quarter. 68.82% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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