Lennox International Inc. (LII): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Loser

Lennox International ( LII) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Lennox International fell $1.88 (-4.6%) to $39.34 on average volume. Throughout the day, 755,402 shares of Lennox International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 530,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $38.73-$41.46 after having opened the day at $41.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.22. Other company's within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Cascade Microtech ( CSCD), down 6.9%, Ethan Allen Interiors ( ETH), down 5.3%, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 5.3%, and Cybex International ( CYBI), down 4.7%.

Lennox International Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and market of climate control products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Lennox International has a market cap of $2.19 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.8, below the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 25.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Lennox International a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennox International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 3.8%, Nautilus Group ( NLS), up 3.6%, Mattress Firm ( MFRM), up 3.5%, and LSI Industries ( LYTS), up 3.4%, were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Harman International Industries ( HAR) being today's featured consumer durables industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer durables industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).
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