Media coverage about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.801903151537 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Price to Book (P/B) Ratio to Track: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- Hot Stock to Track – The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) – The Investor Guide (wallstreetnews24.com)
- Technical Indicators should not be overlooked on The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- 1 Low-Rewarding Stock to Observe: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Analysts Anticipate Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) Will Post Earnings of $1.05 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research analysts have commented on the company. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Estee Lauder Companies in a research note on Monday, March 12th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $162.00 target price for the company. Bank of America boosted their target price on Estee Lauder Companies from $152.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 5th. ValuEngine raised Estee Lauder Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 price objective (up previously from $145.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Estee Lauder Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $132.87.
Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The company reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $3.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.68 billion. Estee Lauder Companies had a return on equity of 34.86% and a net margin of 8.43%. The firm’s revenue was up 16.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.22 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th were issued a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. Estee Lauder Companies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 52.78%.
In other news, insider John Demsey sold 77,608 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.52, for a total transaction of $9,896,572.16. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 23,305 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,971,853.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Tracey Thomas Travis sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $137.02, for a total value of $685,100.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 24,467 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,352,468.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 248,453 shares of company stock worth $33,517,643. 16.24% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Estee Lauder Companies
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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