Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) by 3.8% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 792,894 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,384 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies were worth $100,888,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 4,893.0% during the fourth quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 3,545 shares of the company’s stock valued at $451,000 after purchasing an additional 3,474 shares in the last quarter. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $413,000. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 25.4% during the fourth quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,065 shares of the company’s stock valued at $390,000 after purchasing an additional 621 shares in the last quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $204,000. Finally, National Pension Service boosted its position in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 1.2% during the fourth quarter. National Pension Service now owns 223,161 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,395,000 after purchasing an additional 2,590 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 53.69% of the company’s stock.

EL has been the topic of several analyst reports. Bank of America boosted their target price on Estee Lauder Companies from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. KeyCorp set a $115.00 target price on Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Estee Lauder Companies from $114.00 to $121.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $115.00 target price on Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group boosted their target price on Estee Lauder Companies from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Estee Lauder Companies has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $121.12.

Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) opened at $134.96 on Thursday. Estee Lauder Companies Inc has a one year low of $79.35 and a one year high of $138.20. The company has a quick ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $50,312.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.49, a PEG ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 0.71.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.24. Estee Lauder Companies had a return on equity of 33.64% and a net margin of 11.30%. The firm had revenue of $3.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.16 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.85 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Estee Lauder Companies Inc will post 4.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider John Demsey sold 11,179 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $136.54, for a total value of $1,526,380.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Sara E. Moss sold 4,236 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.62, for a total value of $515,182.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 1,528,802 shares of company stock valued at $191,638,784 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 16.24% of the company’s stock.

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About Estee Lauder Companies

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, hair care and other. The Company operates in beauty products segment. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA and Too Faced.

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