Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) Rating Increased to Hold at StockNews.com

Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:ELGet Free Report) was upgraded by stock analysts at StockNews.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on EL. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on Estée Lauder Companies from $115.00 to $131.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Raymond James boosted their price target on Estée Lauder Companies from $150.00 to $175.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Citigroup lowered their price target on Estée Lauder Companies from $165.00 to $155.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Barclays boosted their price target on Estée Lauder Companies from $101.00 to $121.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, TD Cowen cut Estée Lauder Companies from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $126.00 to $120.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Seventeen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat, Estée Lauder Companies presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $173.35.

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Estée Lauder Companies Price Performance

Shares of EL opened at $141.93 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $50.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 109.18, a P/E/G ratio of 4.75 and a beta of 1.07. Estée Lauder Companies has a fifty-two week low of $102.22 and a fifty-two week high of $262.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.36 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The business’s 50-day moving average is $137.56 and its 200-day moving average is $142.67.

Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:ELGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.33. The company had revenue of $4.28 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.19 billion. Estée Lauder Companies had a return on equity of 9.78% and a net margin of 3.08%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.54 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Estée Lauder Companies will post 2.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Rakuten Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Estée Lauder Companies in the 4th quarter valued at $26,000. Arlington Trust Co LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Estée Lauder Companies in the 3rd quarter valued at $32,000. Arlington Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Estée Lauder Companies by 378.4% in the 2nd quarter. Arlington Partners LLC now owns 177 shares of the company’s stock valued at $35,000 after purchasing an additional 140 shares in the last quarter. Chilton Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Estée Lauder Companies in the 1st quarter valued at $37,000. Finally, Cornerstone Planning Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Estée Lauder Companies in the 2nd quarter valued at $39,000. 55.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Estée Lauder Companies Company Profile

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The Estée Lauder Companies Inc manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. It offers skin care products, including moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne care and oil correctors, facial masks, and sun care products; and makeup products, such as lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, nail polishes, and powders, as well as compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools.

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