News articles about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.6567291801633 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
EL has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. DA Davidson reissued a “hold” rating and set a $125.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $107.00 to $126.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada set a $115.00 price target on Estee Lauder Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Bank of America upped their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price target (up from $110.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $118.74.
Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE EL) traded up $1.81 on Friday, hitting $129.62. The stock had a trading volume of 2,688,369 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,761,147. The company has a market cap of $47,064.24, a P/E ratio of 33.20, a PEG ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.71. Estee Lauder Companies has a 52 week low of $75.83 and a 52 week high of $129.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.75.
Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $3.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.16 billion. Estee Lauder Companies had a return on equity of 33.64% and a net margin of 11.30%. The firm’s revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.85 EPS. research analysts predict that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.16 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This is an increase from Estee Lauder Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. Estee Lauder Companies’s dividend payout ratio is 41.08%.
In related news, insider 1992 Grat Remainder Trust Fbo sold 570,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.53, for a total transaction of $71,552,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Tracey Thomas Travis sold 5,469 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.00, for a total value of $667,218.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 37,083 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,524,126. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,526,646 shares of company stock valued at $190,321,370. 16.24% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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