FORESTER LYNN, Director, subtracted 10,000 shares of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) from its portfolio at the rate of $172.48 per share valuing $1,724,800 on May 16. The insider left behind 4,000 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) was $186.08. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $187.50, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $188.92. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $184.21 and a 2nd Support Level at $182.34. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) stock has gained $0.05, or 0.03%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $8.59, or 4.84%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $18.04, or 10.74%. This year-to-date, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) shares have gained $55.98, or 43.03%.
Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 75% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”
With 361,871 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $67,336,960K. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) generates $13,683 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,108 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 33.42%, a 3-Year Total Return of 97.12%, and a 5-year Total Return of 144.58%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 37.04%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.430 per share on 05/30/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.92%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.72.
In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) reported earnings of $1.55 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.30 per share, representing a 0.25 difference and 19.51% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.74 represented a 0.19 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.55 per share, which was a 12.56% surprise.
For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.50 per share. This estimate came from a total of 11 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.57 and the low estimate was $0.32. In the year-ago quarter, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) generated per-share earnings of $0.61. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -18.03% .
Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 15 purchases (3,104,531 shares in total) and 22 sale (3,172,137 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 44 insider buys amounting to 3,704,485 shares and 61 insider sales amounting to 4,363,868 shares. In the past full year, 87 insider purchases were made (involving 5,092,994 shares) and 135 insider sell-offs equivalent to 5,523,165 shares.
Moving onto liquidity, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) has a Current Ratio of 1.86, a Quick Ratio of 1.37 and a Cash Ratio of 0.82. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 75.60, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 43.05, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 28.20. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 71.69 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 40.83.