Ralph Lauren Co. (NYSE:RL) to Post Q4 2026 Earnings of $2.26 Per Share, Zacks Research Forecasts

Ralph Lauren Co. (NYSE:RLFree Report) – Equities researchers at Zacks Research raised their Q4 2026 EPS estimates for shares of Ralph Lauren in a note issued to investors on Thursday, June 13th. Zacks Research analyst R. Lohia now forecasts that the textile maker will earn $2.26 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.95. The consensus estimate for Ralph Lauren’s current full-year earnings is $11.07 per share.

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on RL. Wells Fargo & Company dropped their price target on shares of Ralph Lauren from $185.00 to $180.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 24th. TD Cowen upped their target price on shares of Ralph Lauren from $192.00 to $197.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. Jefferies Financial Group assumed coverage on shares of Ralph Lauren in a research note on Tuesday, April 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $195.00 target price on the stock. Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and set a $200.00 target price on shares of Ralph Lauren in a research note on Friday, May 24th. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group restated an “outperform” rating and set a $195.00 target price on shares of Ralph Lauren in a research note on Thursday, May 23rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $170.50.

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Ralph Lauren Stock Performance

Shares of Ralph Lauren stock opened at $181.88 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $11.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.71, a PEG ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 1.52. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $171.42 and its 200 day moving average is $164.31. Ralph Lauren has a 1 year low of $108.60 and a 1 year high of $192.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 2.29 and a quick ratio of 1.68.

Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RLGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 23rd. The textile maker reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.65 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.57 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.57 billion. Ralph Lauren had a net margin of 9.75% and a return on equity of 27.90%. Ralph Lauren’s revenue was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.90 EPS.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Ralph Lauren

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Boston Partners increased its holdings in Ralph Lauren by 67.2% in the 4th quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,214,000 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $175,001,000 after acquiring an additional 487,882 shares in the last quarter. King Luther Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Ralph Lauren in the 4th quarter worth approximately $18,944,000. Bridgefront Capital LLC increased its holdings in Ralph Lauren by 251.5% in the 4th quarter. Bridgefront Capital LLC now owns 12,330 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $1,778,000 after acquiring an additional 8,822 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates increased its holdings in Ralph Lauren by 71.9% in the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 80,043 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $11,542,000 after acquiring an additional 33,489 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia increased its holdings in Ralph Lauren by 9.9% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 2,761 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $321,000 after acquiring an additional 249 shares in the last quarter. 67.91% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Insider Activity

In other news, COO Jane Nielsen sold 67,243 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $171.25, for a total transaction of $11,515,363.75. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 44,591 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,636,208.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 39.09% of the company’s stock.

Ralph Lauren Increases Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 28th will be given a dividend of $0.825 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 28th. This represents a $3.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. This is a positive change from Ralph Lauren’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. Ralph Lauren’s dividend payout ratio is presently 30.86%.

About Ralph Lauren

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Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products in North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers apparel, including a range of men's, women's, and children's clothing; footwear and accessories, which comprise casual shoes, dress shoes, boots, sneakers, sandals, eyewear, watches, fashion and fine jewelry, scarves, hats, gloves, and umbrellas, as well as leather goods, such as handbags, luggage, small leather goods, and belts; home products consisting of bed and bath lines, furniture, fabric and wallcoverings, lighting, tabletop, kitchen linens, floor coverings, and giftware; and fragrances.

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