Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) – Analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings issued their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report issued on Friday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst R. Parikh anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.95 for the quarter. Oppenheimer Holdings has a “Outperform” rating and a $110.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s Q2 2018 earnings at $1.38 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.00 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.90 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.30 EPS.

EL has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Telsey Advisory Group lifted their target price on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from $105.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $106.00 target price (up previously from $103.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their target price on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from $102.00 to $96.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, Societe Generale cut shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $90.00 to $93.00 in a research report on Friday, May 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $102.50.

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Shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL) opened at 105.92 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $38.99 billion, a PE ratio of 31.62 and a beta of 0.72. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. has a 52 week low of $75.29 and a 52 week high of $106.45. The company has a 50 day moving average of $98.14 and a 200 day moving average of $90.95.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 18th. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.08. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 10.56% and a return on equity of 32.38%. The company had revenue of $2.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.86 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.43 earnings per share. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 26.4% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 75,819 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,276,000 after buying an additional 15,840 shares during the last quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 11,775.0% in the second quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 6,650 shares of the company’s stock worth $256,000 after buying an additional 6,594 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 213.2% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 6,424 shares of the company’s stock worth $617,000 after buying an additional 4,373 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 32.1% in the second quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 128,798 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,362,000 after buying an additional 31,261 shares during the period. Finally, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.8% in the second quarter. Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL now owns 35,955 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,451,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. 55.38% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, insider John Demsey sold 27,524 shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.00, for a total transaction of $2,669,828.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 27,524 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,669,828. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Rose Marie Bravo sold 9,312 shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.89, for a total transaction of $892,927.68. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 12,576 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,205,912.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 67,268 shares of company stock worth $6,531,028 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 16.98% of the company’s stock.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is 40.60%.

About Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL)

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