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What: Shares of Lennox International
So what: Expected to earn $1.11 per share last quarter, Lennox instead reported $0.84 per share in "adjusted" profit -- that's a 24% scale miss, folks. Revenues were up year over year, but like earnings, fell far short of expectations.
Now what: In the "aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?" department, Lennox topped off the above with a warning that things are only going to get worse. By year-end, Lennox fears it may earn as little as $2 per share -- perhaps $0.85 below consensus -- that's another $0.58 worth of potential "earnings misses" still waiting in the wings over the next two quarters.
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