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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for EL. The most optimistic price target was 114, implying potential capital gains of 15.08 percent. The lowest price target was 83, implying potential capital losses of -16.22 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. 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.

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, 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of EL to grow at a rate of 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. EL has a PEG ratio of 1.27.

EL has a 52-week high of 99.56 and a 52-week low of 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 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.