Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE: EL) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 8/29/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a $117.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/22/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $125.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “travel sales”
  • 8/22/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $122.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $106.00.
  • 8/22/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $122.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Estée Lauder continued to impress investors with better-than-expected earnings for 12 straight quarters, with the fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 being no exception. Results for the fourth quarter were mainly driven by the acquisitions of BECCA and Too Faced. The quarter also depicted strong online sales growth and an increase in almost all the brands, geographic regions and product categories. Its Leading Beauty Forward initiative has also aided inducing efficiency in cost and resource allocation. Estée Lauder also has a strong presence in emerging markets which insulates it from the macroeconomic headwinds in the matured markets. Such solid fundamentals of the company are well reflected in its share price performance, which outpaced the industry over the past one year. However, slower retail growth in Hong Kong owing to political issues has been posing worries for the company for a while now.”
  • 8/21/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $107.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $83.00.
  • 8/21/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $112.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $95.00.
  • 8/21/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was given a new $115.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/21/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Estée Lauder continued to impress investors with better-than-expected earnings for 12 straight quarters, with the fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 being no exception. Results for the fourth quarter were mainly driven by the acquisitions of BECCA and Too Faced. The quarter also depicted strong online sales growth and an increase in almost all the brands, geographic regions and product categories. Its Leading Beauty Forward initiative has also aided inducing efficiency in cost and resource allocation. The company’s sturdy performance is well reflected in its share performance, which outpaced the industry over the past one year. However, slower retail growth in Hong Kong owing to political issues has been posing worries for the company for quite a while now. The company’s performance also remains challenged by the declining store traffic in the U.S. and unfavorable currency translations.”
  • 8/21/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $108.00 to $119.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/21/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its price target raised by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from $105.00 to $115.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/21/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $112.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $110.00.
  • 8/18/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was given a new $95.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/18/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was given a new $108.00 price target on by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/15/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its price target raised by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from $105.00 to $115.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 8/11/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They now have a $112.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/10/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They now have a $110.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $100.00.
  • 8/9/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was given a new $100.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/22/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They now have a $106.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $103.00.
  • 7/22/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $108.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $102.00.
  • 7/12/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/10/2017 – Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had its price target raised by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from $100.00 to $105.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (NYSE:EL) opened at 108.07 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $39.77 billion, a PE ratio of 32.26 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a 50 day moving average of $102.00 and a 200 day moving average of $93.13. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. has a 1-year low of $75.29 and a 1-year high of $108.60.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) last issued its earnings results on Friday, August 18th. The company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $2.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.86 billion. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 10.56% and a return on equity of 32.38%. The business’s revenue was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.43 EPS. Analysts forecast that Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. will post $3.96 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.26%. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is currently 40.60%.

In other Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) news, insider Fabrizio Freda sold 15,880 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.08, for a total transaction of $1,509,870.40. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 74,188 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,053,795.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider John Demsey sold 27,524 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was 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 in the company, valued at $2,669,828. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 557,814 shares of company stock worth $58,575,922 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 16.98% of the company’s stock.

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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