Analyst Ratings for Estee Lauder Cos. Cl A (EL)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Estee Lauder Cos. Cl A (NYSE:EL) by analysts covering the stock. EL had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

25 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 16 gave EL a buy rating, 3 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 114, which equates to a potential upside of 15.08 percent. The lowest price target was 83, which equates to a potential downside of -16.22 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -20.55 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.15 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.41 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

EL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 26.27 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. EL has a PEG ratio of 1.27.

In the trailing 52-weeks, EL hit 99.56 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 75.30. Today's price is 31.56 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.5 percent below the high. EL has a P/E ratio of 33.26. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EL value stock report compares EL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.61 billion. EL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.