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 potential capital gains of 15.08 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 83, implying potential capital losses of -16.22 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -20.55 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.15 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.41 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of EL to grow at a rate of 26.27 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. EL has a PEG ratio of 1.27.

EL has traded between a high of 99.56 and a low of 75.30 over the past year. Currently the stock is 31.56 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.5 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $36.61 billion. EL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.