Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) VP Sara E. Moss sold 14,552 shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.22, for a total value of $1,458,401.44. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL) traded up 0.53% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $101.06. 2,128,913 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $37.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.87 and a beta of 0.72. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $96.87 and its 200-day moving average is $89.45. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. has a 12 month low of $75.30 and a 12 month high of $101.41.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on EL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $91.00 price objective (up from $87.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Saturday, April 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, May 1st. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $93.00 price objective on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $98.83.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. American Beacon Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at about $100,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 36.3% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,298 shares of the company’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 346 shares during the last quarter. Israel Discount Bank of New York purchased a new position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at about $110,000. First Interstate Bank purchased a new position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at about $114,000. Finally, Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the second quarter valued at about $147,000. 54.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) 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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL)

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