Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.17

Media stories about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Estee Lauder Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 47.1562146465421 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Estee Lauder Companies (EL) traded up $3.47 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $134.45. 1,373,970 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,440,000. The company has a market cap of $49,510.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.34, a P/E/G ratio of 2.58 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.75. Estee Lauder Companies has a 1-year low of $78.71 and a 1-year high of $134.46.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $3.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.16 billion. Estee Lauder Companies had a net margin of 11.30% and a return on equity of 33.64%. Estee Lauder Companies’s revenue was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.85 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on EL. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Estee Lauder Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $147.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Jefferies Group set a $148.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $135.00 to $145.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $134.00 price target for the company. Finally, Macquarie lifted their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $1.45 to $1.50 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $117.67.

In other news, insider John Demsey sold 77,608 shares of Estee Lauder Companies stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $127.52, for a total value of $9,896,572.16. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 23,305 shares in the company, valued at $2,971,853.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider 1992 Grat Remainder Trust Fbo sold 570,000 shares of Estee Lauder Companies stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.53, for a total transaction of $71,552,100.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 1,566,381 shares of company stock valued at $195,955,337 over the last quarter. Company 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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