In today’s session Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) recorded an unusually high (902) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 put, expecting serious EL decrease. With 902 contracts traded and 16154 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: EL170120P00072500 closed last at: $1.3 or 8.3% up. About 1.58 million shares traded hands. Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) has declined 17.90% since April 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.83% the S&P500.
Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) Ratings Coverage
Out of 20 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 12 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 60% are positive. Estee Lauder has been the topic of 34 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, August 22. On Friday, September 9 the stock rating was initiated by Berenberg with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. On Tuesday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 22 by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EL in a report on Friday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 14. The stock of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, March 23. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 24 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, February 8 by Telsey Advisory Group.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Estee Lauder Co. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. Its products are sold in numerous countries and territories under the following well-recognized brand names: Estee Lauder, Clinique, Aramis, Prescriptives, Origins, M.A.C, Bobbi Brown essentials, La Mer, jane, Aveda, Stila, Jo Malone and Bumble and bumble. The company is also the global licensee for fragrances and cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan and Kate Spade brands.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 0.93 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 54 funds sold all Estee Lauder Companies Inc shares owned while 192 reduced positions. 48 funds bought stakes while 206 increased positions. They now own 196.11 million shares or 3.26% less from 202.72 million shares in 2016Q1.
Comerica Bancorp holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) for 107,028 shares. Alliancebernstein L P has 2.62 million shares for 0.21% of their US portfolio. Ray Gerald L And Assoc Limited reported 45,234 shares or 0.66% of all its holdings. Alphamark Advsrs Limited Liability Company has invested 1.77% of its portfolio in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL). Kemper Master Retirement Trust holds 20,000 shares or 1.14% of its portfolio. Blackrock Institutional Na reported 5.76 million shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. The Illinois-based Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.22% in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL). Meeder Asset Management Inc, a Ohio-based fund reported 10,717 shares. Pitcairn holds 34,808 shares or 0.41% of its portfolio. Moreover, Glenmede Tru Na has 0.01% invested in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) for 10,045 shares. Td Asset Mgmt, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 138,186 shares. Moreover, Kbc Nv has 0.22% invested in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) for 166,668 shares. Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust owns 38,725 shares or 0.46% of their US portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Winslow Evans And Crocker Incorporated has invested 0% in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL). Panagora Asset Mgmt holds 0.04% or 78,272 shares in its portfolio.
Insider Transactions: Since May 16, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $144.94 million net activity. STERNLICHT BARRY S sold 10,000 shares worth $913,400. The insider LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION sold $1.77M. $317,012 worth of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) shares were sold by Polcer Gregory. $347,736 worth of shares were sold by O’HARE MICHAEL on Tuesday, September 6. The insider LAL FAMILY PARTNERS LP sold $55.91M. The insider Trower Alexandra C. sold 34,650 shares worth $3.19 million. On Wednesday, August 31 LAUDER RONALD S sold $44.45 million worth of the stock or 500,000 shares.
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company has a market cap of $28.38 billion. The Firm operates in beauty products segment. It has a 26.69 P/E ratio. The Company’s skin care products include moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices and sun care products.
EL Company Profile
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., incorporated on December 9, 1976, makes and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Firm offers products, including Skin Care, Makeup, Fragrance, Hair Care and Other. The Firm operates in beauty products segment. As of June 30, 2016, the Company’s products were sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names, including Estee Lauder, Clinique, Origins, MzAzC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone London and Aveda. It is the global licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under various designer brand names, including Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors and Tom Ford.
More notable recent Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “The EstÃ©e Lauder Companies to Acquire Too Faced” on November 14, 2016, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Estee Lauder: Told You So” published on November 14, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “The EstÃ©e Lauder Companies Holds Annual Meeting of Stockholders” on November 11, 2016. More interesting news about Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “The EstÃ©e Lauder Companies Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend 13% to $.34 Per Share” published on November 02, 2016 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “The EstÃ©e Lauder Companies to Acquire BECCA Cosmetics” with publication date: October 21, 2016.
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