Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) received a $140.00 price objective from research analysts at Jefferies Group in a note issued to investors on Friday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 12.15% from the company’s current price.

EL has been the topic of a number of other reports. Argus raised their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $125.00 to $142.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Telsey Advisory Group raised their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $105.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Bank of America raised their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $117.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, DA Davidson reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $125.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Estee Lauder Companies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $118.14.

Estee Lauder Companies (EL) opened at $124.83 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The firm has a market cap of $46,143.65, a PE ratio of 32.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.68. Estee Lauder Companies has a 1 year low of $75.30 and a 1 year high of $126.99.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $3.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.16 billion. Estee Lauder Companies had a return on equity of 33.64% and a net margin of 11.30%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.85 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider 1992 Grat Remainder Trust Fbo sold 125,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.87, for a total transaction of $15,733,750.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Michael O’hare sold 2,619 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.56, for a total transaction of $284,318.64. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 5,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $643,652.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 1,565,147 shares of company stock worth $194,485,640. 16.24% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Estee Lauder Companies by 2,291.7% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,148 shares of the company’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the period. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust raised its holdings in Estee Lauder Companies by 126.1% during the 3rd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,135 shares of the company’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 633 shares during the period. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new stake in Estee Lauder Companies during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $147,000. Sun Life Financial INC grew its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 16,290.0% during the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,639 shares of the company’s stock worth $157,000 after acquiring an additional 1,629 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 4.8% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,866 shares of the company’s stock valued at $179,000 after buying an additional 86 shares in the last quarter. 53.90% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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