Press coverage about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Estee Lauder Companies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.6155865896183 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) opened at $134.39 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.76 and a quick ratio of 1.33. The firm has a market cap of $49,487.23, a P/E ratio of 46.66, a P/E/G ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.74. Estee Lauder Companies has a 52-week low of $81.69 and a 52-week high of $138.74.
Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 2nd. The company reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.08. Estee Lauder Companies had a net margin of 8.43% and a return on equity of 34.86%. The company had revenue of $3.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.68 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.22 earnings per share. Estee Lauder Companies’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.35 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.13%. Estee Lauder Companies’s payout ratio is currently 52.78%.
EL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Bank of America lifted their price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. KeyCorp set a $115.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $114.00 to $121.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $115.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group boosted their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Estee Lauder Companies currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $123.63.
In other news, insider John Demsey sold 11,179 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $136.54, for a total transaction of $1,526,380.66. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 23,898 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,263,032.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Tracey Thomas Travis sold 7,616 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.00, for a total value of $929,152.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 29,467 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,594,974. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 1,470,622 shares of company stock worth $184,578,316 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 16.24% of the company’s stock.
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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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