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.

EL was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 114, implying a possible profit of 15.08 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 83, implying a possible loss of -16.22 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of EL to grow at a rate of 26.27 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of EL is 1.27.

EL has a 52-week high of 99.56 and a 52-week low of 75.30. Currently the stock is 31.56 percent higher than its low, and 0.5 percent below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.