The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL] is -5.50% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [NYSE: EL] traded at a low on 06/17/20, posting a -0.51 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $195.19. The results of the trading session contributed to over 1073609 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. stands at 2.98% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.35%.

The market cap for EL stock reached $69.47 billion, with 360.20 million shares outstanding and 215.76 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.03M shares, EL reached a trading volume of 1073609 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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What do top market gurus say about The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for EL shares is $189.65 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on EL stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on June 01, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 06, 2020, representing the official price target for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $145, while JP Morgan analysts kept a Underweight rating on EL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is set at 5.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for EL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.50. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 16.24. Price to Free Cash Flow for EL in the course of the last twelve months was 54.40 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

How has EL stock performed recently?

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.61. With this latest performance, EL shares gained by 9.50% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.33% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 8.96% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for EL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.71, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 56.50 for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 178.67, while it was recorded at 192.68 for the last single week of trading, and 189.43 for the last 200 days.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL] shares currently have an operating margin of +16.95 and a Gross Margin at +77.17. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.03.

Return on Total Capital for EL is now 31.29, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 23.29. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 39.34, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.88. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 77.79. Additionally, EL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 43.75, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 25.93. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 66.03, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 37.14.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL] managed to generate an average of $37,188 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.94 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.15.The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

Earnings analysis for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. posted 0.64/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.53/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 20.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for EL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. go to 5.84%.

Insider trade positions for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL]

There are presently around $39,918 million, or 93.00% of EL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of EL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 17,949,988, which is approximately 2.408% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; FMR LLC, holding 15,376,995 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.02 billion in EL stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.9 billion in EL stock with ownership of nearly -6.901% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 436 institutional holders increased their position in The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [NYSE:EL] by around 21,766,006 shares. Additionally, 547 investors decreased positions by around 16,184,331 shares, while 125 investors held positions by with 165,504,069 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 203,454,406 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. EL stock had 102 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,260,432 shares, while 148 institutional investors sold positions of 1,650,997 shares during the same period.

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