AlphaMark Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) by 2.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 33,376 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 737 shares during the period. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) accounts for 1.4% of AlphaMark Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 29th largest position. AlphaMark Advisors LLC’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) were worth $3,203,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 5.7% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 342,106 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,835,000 after buying an additional 18,558 shares during the period. Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blaney LLC purchased a new stake in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the second quarter valued at approximately $220,000. Schulhoff & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 2.1% in the second quarter. Schulhoff & Co. Inc. now owns 16,930 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,624,000 after buying an additional 350 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 8.6% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,412 shares of the company’s stock valued at $423,000 after buying an additional 348 shares during the period. Finally, Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.8% in the second quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 39,951 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,834,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 54.62% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL) traded up 0.544% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $106.275. 275,318 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $39.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.724 and a beta of 0.72. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. has a one year low of $75.30 and a one year high of $107.91. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $99.47 and its 200 day moving average price is $91.81. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) also was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 15,421 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 319% compared to the average volume of 3,678 call options.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 18th. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.08. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 32.38% and a net margin of 10.56%. The business 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 business posted $0.43 EPS. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. will post $3.97 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.60%.

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Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $117.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $122.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $122.00 price objective (up previously from $106.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Argus upgraded shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price objective (up previously from $110.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Monday, August 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, nineteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $108.15.

In other news, Director Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr. sold 2,000 shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.41, for a total transaction of $210,820.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 26,240 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,765,958.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Sara E. Moss sold 14,552 shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.22, for a total value of $1,458,401.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 514,662 shares of company stock worth $53,837,358 in the last quarter. 16.98% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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

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