News coverage about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Estee Lauder Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6155865896183 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently commented on EL shares. Argus lifted their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $125.00 to $142.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Bank of America lifted their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Jefferies Group set a $140.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Macquarie raised their price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $1.45 to $1.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $107.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $117.33.

Estee Lauder Companies (EL) traded down $0.56 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $128.53. 1,465,988 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,570,000. The company has a current ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Estee Lauder Companies has a 52 week low of $78.10 and a 52 week high of $132.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $47,330.00, a P/E ratio of 34.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.71.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.24. Estee Lauder Companies had a net margin of 11.30% and a return on equity of 33.64%. The company had revenue of $3.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.16 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.85 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.17 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.18%. This is an increase from Estee Lauder Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. Estee Lauder Companies’s payout ratio is presently 41.08%.

In other Estee Lauder Companies news, insider 1992 Grat Remainder Trust Fbo sold 571,351 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.44, for a total transaction of $71,670,269.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Tracey Thomas Travis sold 5,469 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.00, for a total transaction of $667,218.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 37,083 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,524,126. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 1,566,381 shares of company stock valued at $195,955,337. 16.24% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Estee Lauder Companies 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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