Very Positive Media Coverage Very Likely to Impact Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (EL) Share Price

News headlines about Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) have trended very positive on Saturday, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Alpha One, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.53 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 81 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected AlphaOne’s rankings:

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

Shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (NYSE:EL) traded down 0.05% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $97.50. The stock had a trading volume of 1,920,817 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $93.54 and its 200 day moving average price is $84.95. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. has a 1-year low of $75.30 and a 1-year high of $97.78. The company has a market capitalization of $35.86 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.67 and a beta of 0.69.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $2.86 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.81 billion. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 33.40% and a net margin of 9.62%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.73 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. will post $3.40 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 31st were paid a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 26th. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 45.48%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $100.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 25th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from $108.00 to $98.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $91.00 price objective (up previously from $87.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the company from $85.00 to $103.00 in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Finally, Vetr upgraded Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $94.75 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, April 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $97.75.

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In related news, Director G. Scott Paterson purchased 500,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of $0.07 per share, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Also, Director Charlene Barshefsky sold 2,383 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.98, for a total value of $221,571.34. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,000 shares in the company, valued at $371,920. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 930,000 shares of company stock valued at $60,800 and have sold 79,190 shares valued at $7,513,434. Insiders own 16.98% of the company’s stock.

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.

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