Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Estee Lauder Companies earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6155865896183 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE EL) traded down $0.56 on Friday, hitting $128.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,465,988 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,570,000. Estee Lauder Companies has a 1 year low of $78.10 and a 1 year high of $132.49. The firm has a market cap of $47,330.00, a P/E ratio of 34.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.27.

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, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.24. Estee Lauder Companies had a return on equity of 33.64% and a net margin of 11.30%. The firm had revenue of $3.27 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.16 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.85 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.17 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were issued a $0.38 dividend. This is a boost from Estee Lauder Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.18%. Estee Lauder Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 41.08%.

Several analysts recently commented on EL shares. Argus raised their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $125.00 to $142.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Bank of America raised their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Jefferies Group set a $140.00 price objective on Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Macquarie raised their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $1.45 to $1.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $107.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $117.33.

In other news, VP Sara E. Moss sold 4,236 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.62, for a total value of $515,182.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Tracey Thomas Travis sold 5,469 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.00, for a total value of $667,218.00. Following the completion of the transaction, 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. Insiders sold a total of 1,566,381 shares of company stock valued at $195,955,337 in the last 90 days. 16.24% of the stock is 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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