Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) CFO Tracey Thomas Travis sold 15,058 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $187.95, for a total value of $2,830,151.10.

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

  • On Wednesday, September 4th, Tracey Thomas Travis sold 45,755 shares of Estee Lauder Companies stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $200.11, for a total value of $9,156,033.05.
  • On Friday, August 30th, Tracey Thomas Travis sold 20,245 shares of Estee Lauder Companies stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $200.07, for a total value of $4,050,417.15.

NYSE EL traded up $0.69 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $187.95. The company had a trading volume of 1,025,953 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,697,857. Estee Lauder Companies Inc has a 52 week low of $121.47 and a 52 week high of $207.50. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $190.55 and a 200 day simple moving average of $184.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $67.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.20, a PEG ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.76.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The company reported $1.67 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.60 by $0.07. Estee Lauder Companies had a return on equity of 46.14% and a net margin of 12.34%. The business had revenue of $3.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.85 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.41 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts forecast that Estee Lauder Companies Inc will post 5.96 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 29th will be paid a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 27th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.02%. This is an increase from Estee Lauder Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.43. Estee Lauder Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 32.21%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EL. Bath Savings Trust Co grew its holdings in Estee Lauder Companies by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Bath Savings Trust Co now owns 38,291 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,012,000 after acquiring an additional 1,757 shares during the last quarter. Dorsey Wright & Associates bought a new stake in Estee Lauder Companies during the 2nd quarter worth about $7,490,000. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. grew its holdings in Estee Lauder Companies by 10.7% during the 2nd quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 814 shares of the company’s stock worth $149,000 after acquiring an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. EFG Asset Management Americas Corp. grew its holdings in Estee Lauder Companies by 3.9% during the 2nd quarter. EFG Asset Management Americas Corp. now owns 20,486 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,751,000 after acquiring an additional 761 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Contravisory Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in Estee Lauder Companies by 16.3% during the 2nd quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 429 shares of the company’s stock worth $79,000 after acquiring an additional 60 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 54.89% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on EL shares. UBS Group cut their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $205.00 to $200.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Estee Lauder Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $212.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 20th. Berenberg Bank started coverage on Estee Lauder Companies in a research note on Wednesday, October 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $230.00 price target for the company. Edward Jones downgraded Estee Lauder Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 21st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $205.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $194.96.

About Estee Lauder Companies

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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