Lennox International Inc. (LII): Today's Featured Industrial Laggard

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Lennox International ( LII) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Lennox International fell $2.62 (-2.9%) to $86.67 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,390,717 shares of Lennox International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 399,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $84.07-$89.60 after having opened the day at $89.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.29. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Highway Holdings ( HIHO), down 4.2%, Taylor Devices ( TAYD), down 3.1%, LGL Group ( LGL), down 3.0% and Franklin Electric ( FELE), down 2.7%.

Lennox International Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets climate control products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. Lennox International has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 5.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Lennox International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennox International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), up 8.0%, Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), up 7.1%, Clean Diesel Technologies ( CDTI), up 6.2% and Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), up 5.8% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with Danaher Corporation ( DHR) being today's featured industrial industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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