Teachers Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) by 1.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,090,571 shares of the company’s stock after selling 18,654 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned 0.30% of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) worth $104,673,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in EL. First Trust Advisors LP grew its holdings in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 26.4% during the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 116,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,909,000 after acquiring an additional 24,377 shares during the period. Handelsbanken Fonder AB boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 20.0% during the first quarter. Handelsbanken Fonder AB now owns 90,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,631,000 after purchasing an additional 15,000 shares in the last quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 17.9% during the first quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp now owns 17,555 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,489,000 after purchasing an additional 2,670 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 160.4% during the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 19,692 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,670,000 after purchasing an additional 12,129 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. bought a new position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth $252,000. 54.63% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on EL shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Jefferies Group LLC raised shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from $108.00 to $98.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation lifted their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) from $100.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $108.75.

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Shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (NYSE:EL) traded up 0.61% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $109.56. 247,262 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $75.30 and a 52-week high of $109.97. The firm has a market cap of $40.31 billion, a PE ratio of 32.70 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a 50 day moving average of $102.96 and a 200 day moving average of $93.66.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 18th. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.08. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 10.56% and a return on equity of 32.38%. The firm had revenue of $2.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.86 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.43 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. will post $3.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 40.60%.

In other Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) news, VP Sara E. Moss sold 14,552 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.22, for a total value of $1,458,401.44. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Fabrizio Freda sold 300,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.77, for a total transaction of $31,731,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 373,174 shares in the company, valued at $39,470,613.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 568,791 shares of company stock worth $60,070,365 over the last ninety days. 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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