Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Lennox International (LII) Stock Price

Media headlines about Lennox International (NYSE:LII) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to 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 assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.6143562816559 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Lennox International (LII) traded up $2.11 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $206.66. The company had a trading volume of 317,045 shares, compared to its average volume of 267,682. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 23.87, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 1.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,544.84, a PE ratio of 26.36, a P/E/G ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.22. Lennox International has a 52 week low of $147.54 and a 52 week high of $213.78.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The construction company reported $2.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate 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 return on equity of 1,657.93% and a net margin of 7.88%. Lennox International’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $2.33 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Lennox International will post 7.92 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.51 dividend. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.99%. Lennox International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.90%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on LII. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Lennox International from $161.00 to $166.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $210.00 price objective on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Wolfe Research restated a “peer perform” rating on shares of Lennox International in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Cleveland Research began coverage on Lennox International in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $180.00 price target (up from $171.00) on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned 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 an average price target of $186.50.

In other news, insider Gary S. Bedard sold 369 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $204.47, for a total value of $75,449.43. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Douglas L. Young sold 7,658 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 61,155 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,860,400.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 16,781 shares of company stock valued at $3,257,758 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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