How to buy The Estée Lauder Companies shares | $245.75

Own The Estée Lauder Companies shares in just a few minutes. Share price changes are updated daily.

Fact checked

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc (EL) is a leading household & personal products business based in the US. It opened the day at $245.76 after a previous close of $246.53. During the day the price has varied from a low of $243.9904 to a high of $247.95. The latest price was $245.75 (25 minute delay). The Estée Lauder Companies is listed on the NYSE and employs 48,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Estée Lauder Companies

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: EL in this case.
  5. Research The Estée Lauder Companies shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your The Estée Lauder Companies shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted The Estée Lauder Companies's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Estée Lauder Companies's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $222.34, which is 5.88% up on its pre-crash value of $209.27 and 62.28% up on the lowest point reached during the March 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 $1,133.93.

The Estée Lauder Companies share price

Use our graph to track the performance of EL stocks over time.

The Estée Lauder Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$245.76
High$247.95
Low$243.9904
Close$245.75
Previous close$246.53
Change $-0.78
Change % -0.316%
Volume 777,884
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$136.414 - $267.04
50-day moving average $249.5944
200-day moving average $218.4356
Wall St. target price$248.86
PE ratio 156.7267
Dividend yield $2.12 (0.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.665
Promoted
eToro Free Stocks

Invest in The Estée Lauder Companies shares with 0% commission

Other fees may apply. Your capital is at risk.

  • Unlimited trades, with no dealing charges or management fees
  • If your trades get copied you can earn extra money
  • Create an account today in a few minutes

Share dealing platform comparison

Table: sorted by promoted deals first
Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Stake
£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is it a good time to buy The Estée Lauder Companies stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

The Estée Lauder Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $245.75

1 week (2021-01-14) -1.71%
1 month (2020-12-22) -4.55%
3 months (2020-10-22) 5.64%
6 months (2020-07-22) 25.66%
1 year (2020-01-21) 12.87%
2 years (2019-01-18) 92.68%
3 years (2018-01-19) 82.78%
5 years (2016-01-21) 195.02%

Is The Estée Lauder Companies under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Estée Lauder Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Estée Lauder Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Estée Lauder Companies's P/E ratio

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 157x. In other words, The Estée Lauder Companies shares trade at around 157x 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 PEG ratio

The Estée Lauder Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8368. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

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

The Estée Lauder Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.6 billion (£1.9 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.

The Estée Lauder Companies financials

Revenue TTM $14 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.4%
Gross profit TTM $10.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.54%
Return on equity TTM 13.79%
Profit margin 4.38%
Book value $12.316
Market capitalisation $94.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell The Estée Lauder Companies shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "EL.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.7 million The Estée Lauder Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as The Estée Lauder Companies's "short interest". This figure is 9.1% up from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Estée Lauder Companies shares can be evaluated.

The Estée Lauder Companies's "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 1.3 million). The Estée Lauder Companies's SIR currently stands at 1.29. In other words for every 100,000 The Estée Lauder Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1290 shares are currently held short.

However The Estée Lauder Companies's short interest can also be evaluated 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 0.0076% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Estée Lauder Companies shares, roughly 8 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.

The Estée Lauder Companies's 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.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Estée Lauder Companies's total ESG risk score

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

Environmental score: 6.44/100

The Estée Lauder Companies's social score

Social score: 5.96/100

The Estée Lauder Companies's governance score

Governance score: 5.94/100

The Estée Lauder Companies's controversy score

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

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.34
Total ESG percentile 38.82
Environmental score 6.44
Social score 5.96
Governance score 5.94
Level of controversy 2

The Estée Lauder Companies share dividends

39%

Dividend payout ratio: 38.5% of net profits

Recently The Estée Lauder Companies has paid out, on average, around 38.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Estée Lauder Companies shareholders could enjoy a 0.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Estée Lauder Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $2.12 per share.

While The Estée Lauder Companies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Estée Lauder Companies 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 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (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.

The Estée Lauder Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Estée Lauder Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $136.414 up to $267.04. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EL.US volatility(beta: 0.84)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.8425. This would suggest that The Estée Lauder Companies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Win £500 to get your trading started

Subscribe to trending stock alerts for a chance to win

By submitting, you agree to the Finder Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use

The Estée Lauder Companies overview

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The company offers a range of skin care products, including moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne care and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products, such as lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, nail polishes, and powders, as well as compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, as well as lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products that include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA, Too Faced, RODIN olio lusso, FLIRT!, Kiton, and Tom Ford brands. It also holds license arrangements for Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dr. Andrew Weil, TOM FORD BEAUTY, AERIN, and Tory Burch brands. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty-multi retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; its own and authorized retailer Websites; third-party online malls; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. It has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has a joint development agreement with Atropos Therapeutics Inc. to discover senomodulators. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

  • How to buy Transportation and Logistics Systems shares

    Learn more about Transportation and Logistics Systems’ recent performance and where you can invest in Transportation and Logistics Systems shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.

  • How to buy Charlie’s Holdings shares

    Learn more about Charlie’s Holdings’ recent performance and where you can invest in Charlie’s Holdings shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.

  • How to buy Lemonade shares | $50.05

    Learn more about Lemonade’s recent performance and where you can invest in Lemonade shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.

  • How to buy Unity Software shares | $111.51

    Learn more about Unity Software’s recent performance and where you can invest in Unity Software shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor

  • How to buy FuelCell Energy shares | $3.745

    Learn more about FuelCell Energy’s recent performance and where you can invest in FuelCell Energy shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.

  • How to buy CloudCommerce shares | $0.1275

    Learn more about CloudCommerce’s recent performance and where you can invest in CloudCommerce shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor

  • How to buy Zomedica Pharmaceuticals shares | $0.93

    Ever wondered how to buy shares in Zomedica Pharmaceuticals? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Zomedica Pharmaceuticals.

  • How to buy YRC Worldwide shares | $4.66

    Ever wondered how to buy shares in YRC Worldwide? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including YRC Worldwide.

  • How to buy Xeros Technology Group shares | 220p

    Ever wondered how to buy shares in Xeros Technology Group? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Xeros Technology Group.

  • How to buy Xpediator shares | 33.5p

    Ever wondered how to buy shares in Xpediator? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Xpediator.

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site