Press coverage about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Estee Lauder Companies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.6155865896183 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
EL has been the subject of a number of research reports. Argus lifted their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $125.00 to $142.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Bank of America lifted their price objective 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. Jefferies Group set a $140.00 price target on Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Macquarie boosted their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $1.45 to $1.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Estee Lauder Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $147.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $117.67.
Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE EL) traded up $3.47 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $134.45. The company had a trading volume of 1,380,073 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,062,500. Estee Lauder Companies has a fifty-two week low of $78.71 and a fifty-two week high of $134.46. The company has a quick ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The firm has a market cap of $48,231.55, a PE ratio of 36.34, a PEG ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 0.71.
Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the 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 business had revenue of $3.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.16 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.85 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, VP Sara E. Moss sold 4,236 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.62, for a total transaction of $515,182.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, VP Sara E. Moss sold 29,873 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.16, for a total value of $3,619,412.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,566,381 shares of company stock valued at $195,955,337 in the last three months. 16.24% of the stock is owned by 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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