Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Estee Lauder Companies earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3921601641738 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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Shares of NYSE:EL opened at $149.72 on Friday. Estee Lauder Companies has a 12 month low of $83.34 and a 12 month high of $150.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 1.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. The stock has a market cap of $53,706.33, a PE ratio of 35.19, a PEG ratio of 2.58 and a beta of 0.69.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The company reported $1.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $3.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.68 billion. Estee Lauder Companies had a net margin of 8.43% and a return on equity of 34.86%. Estee Lauder Companies’s quarterly revenue was up 16.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.22 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.36 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were issued a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. Estee Lauder Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 52.78%.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Piper Jaffray reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $145.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research note on Monday, February 5th. CIBC reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $148.00 price objective (up from $130.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $134.00 price objective for the company. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the stock. Estee Lauder Companies presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $133.78.

In other Estee Lauder Companies news, CFO Tracey Thomas Travis sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 owns 24,467 shares in the company, valued at $3,352,468.34. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Sara E. Moss sold 30,044 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.40, for a total transaction of $4,218,177.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 289,250 shares of company stock worth $39,637,193. Corporate insiders own 16.24% of the company’s stock.

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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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