AlphaMark Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) by 1.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 32,639 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 313 shares during the period. AlphaMark Advisors LLC’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) were worth $2,767,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its position in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 36.3% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,298 shares of the company’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 346 shares during the last quarter. Elgethun Capital Management purchased a new position in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the fourth quarter valued at $112,000. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the fourth quarter valued at $142,000. Norway Savings Bank purchased a new position in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at $170,000. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $174,000. Institutional investors own 55.21% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL)

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL) opened at 97.05 on Wednesday. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $75.29 and a 52-week high of $98.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $35.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.52 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a 50 day moving average of $94.14 and a 200-day moving average of $85.37.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.18. The business had revenue of $2.86 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.81 billion. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 9.62% and a return on equity of 33.40%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.73 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. will post $3.40 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 31st were issued a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 26th. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is currently 45.48%.

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Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, March 25th. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from $108.00 to $98.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $91.00 price objective (up from $87.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $85.00 to $103.00 in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $94.75 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, April 3rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $97.75.

In related news, Director Charlene Barshefsky sold 2,383 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.98, for a total value of $221,571.34. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 4,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $371,920. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director G. Scott Paterson acquired 500,000 shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $0.07 per share, with a total value of $35,000.00. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 930,000 shares of company stock valued at $60,800 and sold 79,190 shares valued at $7,513,434. Corporate insiders own 16.98% of the company’s stock.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) Company Profile

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, hair care and other. The Company operates in beauty products segment. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA and Too Faced.

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