The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -1.50% or -$2.81 shares. The trading starts at $188.35 and closed at $186.95 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $183.34 and day high was $189.60 on Friday, June 26. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 1.49 million while its average volume is 1.82M. In other hand, the EL market cap reached to $68.33B. While, its current target price is $184.14 according to WSJ.
Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -3.24% and down -4.33% for month. Its quarterly performance was 14.60% above, while its half year performance is down -11.15%. EL yearly performance stood at positive 1.15% and fall -10.85% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is 2.40.
Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. EL EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 3.54. EPS for this year is 18.30%, while for the next year its value is 5.36. Sales growth for the current quarter is 8.91 while its EPS Q/Q reached -101.10%. It has an EPS of 9.50% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 5.84%.
Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on EL for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 10 of 23 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 2 as Sell, 2 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 9 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 23 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 23, 2 rated it sell, 10 rated it as Buy and 9 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $141.00-$240.00. Average target price for EL was reached at $191.05.
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), FMR, LLC and Blackrock Inc. are the top three holders in The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 17.95 million shares which valued 2.86 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, FMR, LLC owned 15.38 million shares which valued at 2.45 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has a total of 14.8 million shares which valued at 2.36 billion. In the end, Blackrock Inc. have 6.58% shares outstanding of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.10% and institutional holding shifted to 93.00%.
The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 3.54. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 20 analysts estimated an average EPS of -0.16, while 0.64 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for EL published in the report was -0.76-0.18 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.64 which is lower than 0.85 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.
A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for EL fall -2.61% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 1.15% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -6.22%. The moving average value for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) is 187.73 and 188.01 for 200 and 50 days respectively.
Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in EL stock. On Jun 10, PARSONS RICHARD D, Director, sold 2,906 trading shares at the cost of $201.50, which valued at 0.59 million. On Jun 09, Hertzmark Hudis Jane, Group President, sold 5,000 shares at the cost of $201.54, with total shares of 27,885. On Jun 01, Hockaday Irvine O Jr, Director, sold 2,000 shares at the cost of 200.64. After this transaction, Hockaday Irvine O Jr total shares reached to 5,740 which valued at 0.4 million.