Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group upped their Q4 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report issued on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst S. Wissink now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.42 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.41. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $110.00 price target on the stock.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG reduced their target price on Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from $102.00 to $96.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 target price on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Saturday, April 22nd. Vetr downgraded Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $101.50 target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $108.00 target price on Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $100.74.

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Shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL) traded up 0.4552% on Wednesday, reaching $101.4999. 397,393 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $37.33 billion, a PE ratio of 34.0147 and a beta of 0.72. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $75.30 and a 52-week high of $104.50. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $97.67 and a 200-day moving average of $90.64.

In other Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) news, Director Charlene Barshefsky sold 2,383 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.98, for a total value of $221,571.34. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $371,920. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Rose Marie Bravo sold 9,312 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.89, for a total value of $892,927.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 12,576 shares in the company, valued at $1,205,912.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 69,651 shares of company stock worth $6,752,599. Insiders own 16.98% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Columbus Circle Investors bought a new position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth approximately $27,714,000. Everence Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth approximately $634,000. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. raised its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 3.9% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 5,928 shares of the company’s stock worth $470,000 after buying an additional 223 shares in the last quarter. Nicolet Bankshares Inc. bought a new position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the second quarter worth approximately $289,000. Finally, Lloyds Banking Group plc raised its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 1.4% in the second quarter. Lloyds Banking Group plc now owns 1,887 shares of the company’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 26 shares in the last quarter. 55.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL)

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