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Lennox International Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Lennox International shares (LII) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lennox International employs 11,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Lennox International

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Lennox International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LII. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Lennox International reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$301.76, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Lennox International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lennox International. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Lennox International's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Lennox International's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$301.76, which is 18.13% up on its pre-crash value of USD$247.04 and 84.68% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$163.395.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Lennox International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$714.20 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,291.53.

Lennox International share price

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Lennox International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
Latest market close USD$301.76
52-week range USD$161.7088 - USD$319.77
50-day moving average USD$288.8864
200-day moving average USD$259.1779
Wall St. target price USD$276.5
PE ratio 31.781
Dividend yield USD$3.08 (1.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$9.279

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Lennox International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $301.76 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) 1.89%
1 month (2020-10-26) 7.08%
3 months (2020-08-25) 6.25%
6 months (2020-05-22) 52.07%
1 year (2019-11-25) 17.49%
2 years (2018-11-23) 42.42%
3 years (2017-11-24) 53.65%
5 years (2015-11-25) 120.47%

Is Lennox International under- or over-valued?

Valuing Lennox International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lennox International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lennox International's P/E ratio

Lennox International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Lennox International shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Lennox International's PEG ratio

Lennox International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.5699. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lennox International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lennox International's EBITDA

Lennox International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$526.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lennox International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lennox International financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.56%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 13.49%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 9.95%
Book value $-5.573
Market capitalisation USD$11.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lennox International shares

There are currently 1.7 million Lennox International shares held short by investors – that's known as Lennox International's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% up from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lennox International shares can be evaluated.

Lennox International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lennox International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lennox International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lennox International shares traded daily (recently around 274366.55948553). Lennox International's SIR currently stands at 6.22. In other words for every 100,000 Lennox International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6220 shares are currently held short.

However Lennox International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lennox International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lennox International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lennox International's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lennox International shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0499% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lennox International shares, roughly 50 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lennox International.

Find out more about how you can short Lennox International stock.

Lennox International's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lennox International.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Lennox International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.63

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lennox International's overall score of 27.63 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 43rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lennox International is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Lennox International's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.63/100

Lennox International's environmental score of 10.63 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lennox International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lennox International's social score

Social score: 8.89/100

Lennox International's social score of 8.89 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lennox International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Lennox International's governance score

Governance score: 6.6/100

Lennox International's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lennox International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lennox International's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lennox International scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Lennox International has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Lennox International Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.63
Total ESG percentile 43.18
Environmental score 10.63
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 8.89
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.6
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 1

Lennox International share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.39% of net profits

Recently Lennox International has paid out, on average, around 32.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lennox International shareholders could enjoy a 1.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lennox International's case, that would currently equate to about $3.08 per share.

While Lennox International's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Lennox International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Lennox International's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Lennox International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lennox International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $161.7088 up to $319.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LII.US volatility(beta: 0.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lennox International's is 0.885. This would suggest that Lennox International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Lennox International overview

Lennox International Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets a range of products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates in three segments: Residential Heating & Cooling, Commercial Heating & Cooling, and Refrigeration. The Residential Heating & Cooling segment provides furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, packaged heating and cooling systems, indoor air quality equipment and accessories, comfort control products, and replacement parts and supplies for residential replacement and new construction markets. The Commercial Heating & Cooling segment offers unitary heating and air conditioning equipment, applied systems, controls, installation and service of commercial heating and cooling equipment, and variable refrigerant flow commercial products for light commercial markets, as well as rooftop units, split system/air handler combinations, and variable refrigerant flow commercial products. The Refrigeration segment offers condensing units, unit coolers, fluid coolers, air cooled condensers, air handlers, and refrigeration rack systems that helps in preserving food and other perishables in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, warehouses, and distribution centers, as well as for data centers, machine tooling, and other cooling applications; and compressor racks and industrial process chillers. The company sells its products and services through direct sales, distributors, and company-owned parts and supplies stores. Lennox International Inc. was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

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