The Estée Lauder Companies Inc (EL) is a leading household and personal products business based in the US. It opened the day at $333.33 after a previous close of $333.59. During the day the price has varied from a low of $332.16 to a high of $335.805. The latest price was $333.83 (25 minute delay). The Estée Lauder Companies is listed on the NYSE and employs 44,640 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in The Estée Lauder Companies?
- Has coronavirus impacted The Estée Lauder Companies shares?
- The Estée Lauder Companies shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is The Estée Lauder Companies stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Can I short The Estée Lauder Companies shares?
- Is The Estée Lauder Companies suitable for ethical investing?
- Are The Estée Lauder Companies shares over-valued?
- How volatile are The Estée Lauder Companies shares?
- Does The Estée Lauder Companies pay a dividend?
- Have The Estée Lauder Companies shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted The Estée Lauder Companies's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, The Estée Lauder Companies's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $320.82, which is 34.77% up on its pre-crash value of $209.27 and 134.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $137.0114.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Estée Lauder Companies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $736.34 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,636.18.
The Estée Lauder Companies share price (NYSE:EL)Use our graph to track the performance of EL stocks over time.
The Estée Lauder Companies shares at a glance
|52-week range||$214.6895 - $347.82|
|50-day moving average||$322.838|
|200-day moving average||$314.5091|
|Wall St. target price||$365.08|
|Dividend yield||$2.07 (0.65%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.79|
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Is it a good time to buy The Estée Lauder Companies stock?
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The Estée Lauder Companies price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-11)||7.70%|
|1 month (2021-09-17)||4.36%|
|3 months (2021-07-16)||2.88%|
|6 months (2021-04-16)||6.90%|
|1 year (2020-10-16)||48.94%|
|2 years (2019-10-18)||79.93%|
|3 years (2018-10-18)||163.34%|
|5 years (2016-10-18)||280.78%|
Is The Estée Lauder Companies under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
The Estée Lauder Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, The Estée Lauder Companies shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
The Estée Lauder Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8223. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Estée Lauder Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
The Estée Lauder Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.7 billion (£2.7 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Estée Lauder Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$16.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.79%|
|Gross profit TTM||$12.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.58%|
|Return on equity TTM||52.7%|
|Market capitalisation||$115.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell The Estée Lauder Companies shares
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "EL.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 2.1 million The Estée Lauder Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 18% up from 1.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Estée Lauder Companies shares can be evaluated.
Short interest ratio (SIR)
The Estée Lauder Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Estée Lauder Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Estée Lauder Companies shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). The Estée Lauder Companies's SIR currently stands at 1.95. In other words for every 100,000 The Estée Lauder Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1950 shares are currently held short.
However The Estée Lauder Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Estée Lauder Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Estée Lauder Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Estée Lauder Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Estée Lauder Companies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.009% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Estée Lauder Companies shares, roughly 9 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Estée Lauder Companies.
Find out more about how you can short The Estée Lauder Companies stock.
Environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Estée Lauder Companies.
Total ESG risk score
The Estée Lauder Companies's total ESG risk: 23.34
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Estée Lauder Companies's overall score of 23.34 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Estée Lauder Companies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
The Estée Lauder Companies's environmental score: 6.44/100
The Estée Lauder Companies's social score: 5.96/100
The Estée Lauder Companies's governance score: 5.94/100
The Estée Lauder Companies's controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, The Estée Lauder Companies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Estée Lauder Companies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||23.34|
|Total ESG percentile||38.82|
|Level of controversy||2|
The Estée Lauder Companies share dividends
Dividend yield: 0.65% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 0.67% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 32.87% of net profits
The Estée Lauder Companies has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.65% of its share value annually.
The Estée Lauder Companies has paid out, on average, around 32.87% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Estée Lauder Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $2.07 per share.
While The Estée Lauder Companies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The Estée Lauder Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have The Estée Lauder Companies's shares ever split?
The Estée Lauder Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 January 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Estée Lauder Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Estée Lauder Companies shares which in turn could have impacted The Estée Lauder Companies's share price.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, The Estée Lauder Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $214.6895 up to $347.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Estée Lauder Companies's is 0.9815. This would suggest that The Estée Lauder Companies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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