Piper Jaffray reinitiated Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) on Monday, May 1 with "Overweight" rating. The company now has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $117.42. If the published price targets set by The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for EL is $140. (The) in a report on Thursday, July 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Suntrust Banks Inc has invested 0.01% in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL). Bank of America has "Buy" rating and $122 target. As per Tuesday, November 3, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. 9,312 Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) shares with value of $892,928 were sold by BRAVO ROSE MARIE. (The) in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd.
November 3 investment analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada left the stock rating at "Outperform" with a current price target of $135.00. Stifel Nicolaus set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (NYSE EL) traded up $1.71 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $126.32. The volume of EL witnessed a shift from 2.02 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 2.18 million shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.27. Moreover, Sun Life Fincl Incorporated has 0.02% invested in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) for 1,639 shares. (NYSE:EL) is a good way of gaining insight into the stock's performance. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.24. EL now has a profit margin of 11.30%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.85 EPS. After $1.21 actual earnings per share reported by Estee Lauder Companies Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.36% EPS growth. Texas Yale Capital holds 0.12% in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) or 14,720 shares. If you are accessing this news story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of worldwide copyright and trademark laws. The legal version of this story can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/11/14/bmo-capital-markets-raises-estee-lauder-companies-inc-the-el-price-target-to-126-00.html.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. The insider, HANEY CARL P., now holds 0 shares of EL. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.20%. Glenview Trust Co boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. (The)'s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.76%. Short shares grew from 5,117,782 to 5,139,952 over that timeframe. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 3.05 million. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nineteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. First Eagle Invest Ltd Liability Corp reported 1.94M shares or 0.45% of all its holdings. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 798,654 shares of company stock valued at $88,467,343. Company insiders own 16.24% of the company's stock. In the a year ago there have been a total of 99 insider trades, including 18 open market buys and 81 sells. Ashfield Lc reported 0.55% in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL). (The) by 126.1% during the third quarter. HON has risen 2.34% in the 1-month period. Intact Management stated it has 3,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. (The) by 2,291.7% during the second quarter. Lloyds Banking Group plc now owns 1,887 shares of the company's stock valued at $181,000 after purchasing an additional 26 shares during the period. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. bought a new position in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the second quarter worth about $147,000. Utah Retirement Sys has invested 0.09% in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL). (The) by 16,290.0% in the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,639 shares of the company's stock worth $157,000 after buying an additional 1,629 shares during the period. Lloyds Banking Group plc boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 4.8% during the second quarter. Joel Isaacson & Com Limited Liability Com stated it has 1.42% in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL). Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.26% of the company's stock. Fred Alger Mgmt has invested 0.45% of its portfolio in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL). The Firm 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.