Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (EL) Stock: A Study of the Market Performance

The stock of Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (EL) has seen a 8.54% increase in the past week, with a 1.49% gain in the past month, and a 3.28% flourish in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.34%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.89% for EL. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 1.90% for EL’s stock, with a 0.63% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (NYSE: EL) Right Now?

Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (NYSE: EL) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 116.62x compared to its average ratio. EL has 36-month beta value of 1.07. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 12 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 7 as “overweight,” 5 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for EL is 231.93M, and currently, short sellers hold a 2.54% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of EL on April 02, 2024 was 2.80M shares.

EL) stock’s latest price update

Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (NYSE: EL) has seen a decline in its stock price by -0.64 in relation to its previous close of 152.03. However, the company has experienced a 8.54% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Schaeffers Research reported 2024-04-02 that The shares of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) are 0.9% higher to trade at $153.41 this morning, after Citi upgraded the luxury retailer to to “buy” from “neutral.

Analysts’ Opinion of EL

BofA Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see EL reach a price target of $170. The rating they have provided for EL stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on March 28th, 2024.

Goldman gave a rating of “Neutral” to EL, setting the target price at $145 in the report published on March 01st of the current year.

EL Trading at 5.27% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought EL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -42.01% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.89%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.34%, as shares surge +2.84% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +20.78% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, EL rose by +9.20%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -20.91% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $148.44. In addition, Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. saw 3.28% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at EL starting from Hyman Jennifer, who purchase 1,350 shares at the price of $146.70 back on Feb 07 ’24. After this action, Hyman Jennifer now owns 2,350 shares of Estee Lauder Cos., Inc., valued at $198,045 using the latest closing price.

Stanley Deirdre, the EVP & General Counsel of Estee Lauder Cos., Inc., sale 4,343 shares at $147.00 during a trade that took place back on Feb 07 ’24, which means that Stanley Deirdre is holding 13,025 shares at $638,421 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for EL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.07 for the present operating margin
  • 0.7 for the gross margin

The net margin for Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. stands at 0.03. The total capital return value is set at 0.06. Equity return is now at value 8.04, with 2.12 for asset returns.

Based on Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (EL), the company’s capital structure generated 0.6 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.23. The debt to equity ratio resting at 1.49. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 2.47.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 2.66 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 3.2. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.98. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.64for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.65. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.36.

Conclusion

To put it simply, Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (EL) has had a better performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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