Boston Advisors LLC Grows Position in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL)

Boston Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) by 2.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,876 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 190 shares during the quarter. Boston Advisors LLC’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies were worth $1,285,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EL. JCIC Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Estee Lauder Companies by 19.9% in the fourth quarter. JCIC Asset Management Inc. now owns 488 shares of the company’s stock worth $63,000 after acquiring an additional 81 shares in the last quarter. Bogart Wealth LLC raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 9.2% in the fourth quarter. Bogart Wealth LLC now owns 1,458 shares of the company’s stock worth $189,000 after purchasing an additional 123 shares during the last quarter. Vision Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Vision Capital Management Inc. now owns 37,992 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,943,000 after purchasing an additional 246 shares during the last quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 215.4% in the fourth quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 369 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,000 after purchasing an additional 252 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Acropolis Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 4.6% in the third quarter. Acropolis Investment Management LLC now owns 8,137 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,182,000 after purchasing an additional 360 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 54.40% of the company’s stock.

Estee Lauder Companies stock opened at $127.54 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $45.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.28, a PEG ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.28. Estee Lauder Companies Inc has a one year low of $121.47 and a one year high of $158.80.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The company reported $1.41 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.22 by $0.19. The business had revenue of $3.52 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.48 billion. Estee Lauder Companies had a return on equity of 38.29% and a net margin of 8.48%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.21 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Estee Lauder Companies Inc will post 4.83 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on EL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Estee Lauder Companies from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Estee Lauder Companies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $138.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Friday, October 12th. Citigroup upgraded Estee Lauder Companies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $145.00 to $155.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group cut Estee Lauder Companies from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $171.00 to $116.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price target on Estee Lauder Companies from $150.00 to $145.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $149.13.

In other Estee Lauder Companies news, EVP Alexandra C. Trower sold 4,781 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.02, for a total value of $693,340.62. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 18,584 shares in the company, valued at $2,695,051.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Paul J. Fribourg sold 13,759 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $152.54, for a total value of $2,098,797.86. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 7,813 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,191,795.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 315,510 shares of company stock valued at $44,856,835. Company insiders own 16.13% of the company’s stock.

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Estee Lauder Companies Company Profile

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The company offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care products, exfoliators, acne care products, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products, including lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, nail polishes, and powders, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools.

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