Alliancebernstein LP Modifies Its Investment in Estee Lauder Companies (EL)

Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp claims 478,625 shares valued at $51,610,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.

Analysts await Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on February, 1. (The) by 126.1% during the third quarter. Short shares increased 22,170 over that period. As of the end of the quarter Td Asset Management Inc had sold a total of 4,598 shares trimming its stake by 3.7%. Its investment was valued at $127,583,000 a decrease of $85,466,000 as of the end of the quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in the second quarter worth approximately $147,000.

Wendell David Associates Inc decreased Nike "B" (NYSE:NKE) stake by 7,284 shares to 251,175 valued at $14.82 million in 2017Q2. (The) by 16,290.0% in the second quarter. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has 365.78 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 2.12. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 4.8% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,866 shares of the company's stock worth $179,000 after buying an additional 86 shares during the period.

EL has been the topic of a number of other reports. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $135.00 target price on Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Telsey Advisory Group's price target would indicate a potential upside of 6.87% from the company's current price. (The) in a report on Monday, August 21st. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. RBC Capital Markets set a $107.00 target price on Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, January 2nd. (The) (NYSE:EL) in a report issued on Friday, November 3rd, Marketbeat reports. (The) from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. In the past 52 weeks the company's stock price has moved within the range of $75.29 to $125.29. (EL) traded up $1.71 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $126.32. The volume of EL witnessed a shift from 2.02 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 2.18 million shares. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.27. The company has market cap of $46.31 billion. (The) (NYSE:EL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st.

Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company's EPS to be 1.42, compared to 1.22 reported in the same quarter previous year. Estee Lauder Companies had a net margin of 9.73% and a return on equity of 32.90%. The business had revenue of $3.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.16 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.85 EPS. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a $120.00 price objective (up from $110.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. Plante Moran Fincl Advsrs Limited Com holds 541 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.20%. This is a boost from Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. (The)'s payout ratio is 36.76%. Raymond James & Assoc accumulated 320,075 shares or 0.07% of the stock. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark laws. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies by 3.0% in the second quarter. 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. (The) news, VP Sara E. Moss sold 3,971 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. It improved, as 48 investors sold EL shares while 192 reduced holdings. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Fabrizio Freda sold 300,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,135 shares of the company's stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 633 shares during the period. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 27,524 shares were sold by Demsey John, worth $2.67 million on Wednesday, June 14. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. grew its position in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. The legal version of this story can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/11/14/bmo-capital-markets-raises-estee-lauder-companies-inc-the-el-price-target-to-126-00.html. The Company offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, hair care and other. The Firm operates in beauty products segment.

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