Project Future Performance Before Investment: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL)

Several brokerages recently commented on EL.

Timber Hill Llc decreased Estee Lauder Companies (EL) stake by 50.35% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The correct version of this article can be viewed at (The) and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

09/14/2017 - Macquarie began new coverage on Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. Piper Jaffray maintained Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) rating on Friday, August 18. (The) from $112.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). (The) stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. So far 5,860,986 shares have been traded.

EL stock was up 8% as of Wednesday morning and is up 59% year-to-date. Insiders have sold a total of 580,641 shares of company stock valued at $61,605,635 in the last ninety days.

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Traders are feeling more bearish on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

The P/E ratio is 36.503 and the market cap is 45.00B. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $109.62 and a 200 day moving average price of $100.05. Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) has risen 1.49% since November 1, 2016 and is uptrending. Earnings amounted to $1.21 a share in that period, excluding some items, handily beating the 97 cents estimated by analysts. The business had revenue of $3.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.16 billion. (The) had a net margin of 10.56% and a return on equity of 32.38%. Moreover, Empyrean Capital Partners Lp has 18.2% invested in the company for 4.26 million shares. The dividend payment was $0.340 per share for the quarter which is $1.36 annualized. It is positive, as 48 investors sold Estee Lauder Companies Inc shares while 192 reduced holdings.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.38 per share. Growth in the segment jumped from the 6 percent expansion reported in the previous quarter. Estee Lauder Companies's payout ratio is presently 40.82%. LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION also sold $1.54M worth of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) on Monday, May 15. (The) stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold on September 8th for an average price of $108.00. (The) news, VP Sara E. Moss sold 14,552 shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Wednesday, May 31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly 1.42%. Insiders own 16.24% of the company's stock.

The results added momentum to a dramatic rally this year for Estee Lauder, which has seen sales surge in Asia and at duty-free shops - a category known as travel retail. "(The) (EL) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance" was first posted by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. If you are viewing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark laws. The Firm offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, hair care and other. The Company's products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under a number of brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Origins, Le Labo, M.A.C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Aveda.

  • Darren Santiago