This is why The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) Stock is one of the options for the Longer run

A share price of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL] is currently trading at $277.16, up 0.97%. An important factor to consider is whether the stock is rising or falling in short-term value. The EL shares have gain 3.79% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 13.65%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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From an analyst’s perspective:

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [NYSE: EL] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on January 17, 2023, when Oppenheimer reiterated its Outperform rating and also boosted its price target to $300 from $245. Previously, Redburn started tracking the stock with Sell rating on December 15, 2022, and set its price target to $210. On December 06, 2022, upgrade upgraded it’s rating to Buy and revised its price target to $266 on the stock. Canaccord Genuity started tracking the stock assigning a Hold rating and suggested a price target of $228 on November 17, 2022. Berenberg downgraded its rating to a Hold and reduced its price target to $220 on November 07, 2022. Goldman upgraded its rating to Buy for this stock on September 21, 2022, and upped its price target to $303. In a note dated May 31, 2022, Oppenheimer reiterated an Outperform rating on this stock but restated the target price of $300.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. experienced fluctuations in its stock price throughout the past year between $186.47 and $324.70. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $264.78 within the next 12 months. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [NYSE: EL] shares were valued at $277.16 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential drop of -4.47% based on the average EL price forecast.

Analyzing the EL fundamentals

During the last quarter, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [NYSE:EL] saw sales of 3.92 billion, an decline of -10.50%. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +75.74% with Operating Margin at +20.21%, Pretax Margin comes in at +17.12%, and Net Margin reading is +13.47%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 272.91 points at the first support level, and at 268.67 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 279.54, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 281.93.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [EL] reported earnings per share of $0.42 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 6/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.33/share, meaning a difference of $0.09 and a surprise factor of 27.30%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 3/30/2022 were $1.9 per share as compared to estimates of $1.67 per share, a difference of $0.23 representing a surprise of 13.80%.

Ratios To Look Out For

A current ratio of 1.70 is a noteworthy aspect of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. [NYSE:EL]. On the other hand, the Quick Ratio is 1.10, and the Cash Ratio is 0.68. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 5.24, the price to book ratio is 16.27 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 46.16.

Transactions by insiders

The next item on our agenda is insider trading, which has seen 14 insider purchases totaling 93,485 shares and 14 insider sales totaling 57,873 shares over the past 3 months. Recent insider trading involved Freda Fabrizio, President and CEO, that happened on Jan 23 when 11705.0 shares were sold. EVP Research Prod & Innovation, Haney Carl P. completed a deal on Sep 09 to sell 7559.0 shares. Meanwhile, EVP Research Prod & Innovation Haney Carl P. sold 2481.0 shares on Sep 07.