Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) CFO Tracey Thomas Travis sold 13,297 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $152.45, for a total transaction of $2,027,127.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Tracey Thomas Travis also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, November 6th, Tracey Thomas Travis sold 7,406 shares of Estee Lauder Companies stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $142.19, for a total transaction of $1,053,059.14.

Shares of Estee Lauder Companies stock opened at $141.39 on Friday. Estee Lauder Companies Inc has a fifty-two week low of $121.93 and a fifty-two week high of $158.80. The company has a current ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76. The company has a market capitalization of $52.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.35, a P/E/G ratio of 2.50 and a beta of 0.65.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The company reported $1.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.22 by $0.19. Estee Lauder Companies had a net margin of 8.48% and a return on equity of 38.29%. The firm had revenue of $3.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.48 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.21 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Estee Lauder Companies Inc will post 4.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be given a $0.43 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.22%. This is a positive change from Estee Lauder Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. Estee Lauder Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 38.14%.

Several research firms recently issued reports on EL. Zacks Investment Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $159.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research report on Tuesday, November 13th. Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $156.00 to $165.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. Raymond James increased their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $151.00 to $154.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. Citigroup reduced their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies to $149.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $152.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company. Estee Lauder Companies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $146.77.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Acropolis Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Estee Lauder Companies by 4.6% in the third quarter. Acropolis Investment Management LLC now owns 8,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,182,000 after buying an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 11.2% during the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 3,875 shares of the company’s stock valued at $553,000 after acquiring an additional 390 shares during the last quarter. Norway Savings Bank raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 20.7% during the third quarter. Norway Savings Bank now owns 2,363 shares of the company’s stock valued at $343,000 after acquiring an additional 405 shares during the last quarter. Keybank National Association OH raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 28.7% during the third quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 2,004 shares of the company’s stock valued at $291,000 after acquiring an additional 447 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Perennial Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 64.3% during the second quarter. Perennial Advisors LLC now owns 1,150 shares of the company’s stock valued at $164,000 after acquiring an additional 450 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.98% of the company’s stock.

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Estee Lauder Companies Company Profile

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care products, exfoliators, acne care products, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products, including lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, nail polishes, and powders, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools.

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