News headlines about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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 news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.6797135022825 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.23 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) CFO Sells $685,100.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) EVP Sells 6,525 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) EVP Carl P. Haney Sells 6,525 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) Will Post Earnings of $1.05 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE EL) traded up $1.41 on Monday, reaching $141.04. 2,049,467 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,892,482. Estee Lauder Companies has a 1-year low of $81.69 and a 1-year high of $141.67. 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 company has a market capitalization of $51,940.00, a PE ratio of 48.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.50 and a beta of 0.74.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.08%. Estee Lauder Companies’s dividend payout ratio is 52.78%.
Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $145.00 price objective (down previously from $155.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $144.00 price objective (up previously from $134.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Bank of America lifted their price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $143.00 to $152.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. DA Davidson lifted their price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies to $131.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Estee Lauder Companies has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $128.57.
In related 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 transaction of $685,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 24,467 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,352,468.34. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider 1992 Grat Remainder Trust Fbo sold 571,351 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.44, for a total value of $71,670,269.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 713,703 shares of company stock valued at $90,309,694 in the last ninety days. 16.24% of the stock is currently owned by company 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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