Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) EVP John D. Torres sold 4,406 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $196.01, for a total value of $863,620.06. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 6,254 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,225,846.54. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE LII) traded down $1.78 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $200.03. The stock had a trading volume of 267,401 shares, compared to its average volume of 306,667. Lennox International Inc. has a 12-month low of $157.37 and a 12-month high of $223.05. The company has a market cap of $8,273.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.98, a P/E/G ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 19.37, a current ratio of 1.74 and a quick ratio of 1.00.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The construction company reported $1.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.03. Lennox International had a return on equity of 1,465.51% and a net margin of 7.96%. The firm had revenue of $891.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $906.85 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.50 EPS. The business’s revenue was down .6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Lennox International Inc. will post 10.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Lennox International declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, December 13th that permits the company to repurchase $300.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the construction company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were given a $0.51 dividend. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. Lennox International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 28.53%.

LII has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Lennox International from $166.00 to $169.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on Lennox International from $187.00 to $192.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $180.00 target price (up previously from $171.00) on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $210.00 target price (up previously from $193.00) on shares of Lennox International in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two 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’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $201.43.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Donaldson Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Lennox International by 2.3% in the 3rd quarter. Donaldson Capital Management LLC now owns 18,876 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $3,378,000 after acquiring an additional 430 shares in the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank grew its stake in shares of Lennox International by 37.9% in the 4th quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 2,237 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $466,000 after buying an additional 615 shares during the last quarter. Tredje AP fonden grew its stake in shares of Lennox International by 10.1% in the 3rd quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 7,220 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $1,296,000 after buying an additional 660 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of Lennox International by 11.3% in the 3rd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 6,935 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $1,241,000 after buying an additional 703 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Aperio Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Lennox International by 3.6% in the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 22,144 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $4,612,000 after buying an additional 764 shares during the last quarter. 68.56% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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