Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) Stock Price Up as Sentiment Increases

April 26, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Sentiment for Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL)

Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) institutional sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.17, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 318 active investment managers started new and increased holdings, while 265 sold and decreased their positions in Estee Lauder Companies Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now possess: 188.03 million shares, down from 190.23 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Estee Lauder Companies Inc in their top 10 holdings decreased from 13 to 12 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 41 Reduced: 224 Increased: 206 New Position: 112.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company has market cap of $54.36 billion. The firm offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It has a 51.5 P/E ratio. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, bath/shower products, candles, and soaps; and hair care products consisting of shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary services and products.

The stock increased 0.90% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $147.81. About 318,776 shares traded. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 70.93% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.38% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.06 EPS, up 16.48 % or $0.15 from last year’s $0.91 per share. EL’s profit will be $389.84M for 34.86 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual EPS reported by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.26 % negative EPS growth.

Underhill Investment Management Llc holds 6.6% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for 108,850 shares. Regents Of The University Of California owns 33,400 shares or 6.41% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Long Road Investment Counsel Llc has 5.5% invested in the company for 62,500 shares. The United Kingdom-based Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc has invested 5.36% in the stock. Raub Brock Capital Management Lp, a California-based fund reported 152,427 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $37.14 million activity.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 81% of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc’s analysts are positive. Out of 16 Wall Street analysts rating The Estée Lauder Companies Inc, 13 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $126 while the high is $17000. The stock’s average target of $149.19 is 0.93% above today’s ($147.81) share price. EL was included in 30 notes of analysts from November 1, 2017. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, November 1. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, February 5. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Wells Fargo maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $140.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Argus Research. Citigroup maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Thursday, November 2 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Thursday, April 19. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 17 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, February 4 report.

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