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.

Several price targets were given for EL by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 114, implying a possible profit of 15.08 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 83, implying potential capital losses of -16.22 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -20.55 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.15 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.41 percent in FY estimates.

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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of EL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 26.27 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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 last 52-weeks, EL has achieved a high of 99.56 and a low of 75.30. Currently the stock is 31.56 percent higher than its low, and 0.5 percent lower than its 52-week high. EL has a price/earnings 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 market cap of EL is $36.61 billion. EL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.