It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (EL) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.50, or -0.43%, to $114.82. The Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. has recorded 27,552 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that The Estée Lauder Companies and NYKAA Announce Winners of the Second Edition of BEAUTY&YOU India.
Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Defensive sector while operating in the Household & Personal Products industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $115.32 and fluctuated between $117.98 as its day high and $114.53 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. is $41.27B. A total of 2.96 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.73M shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, EL has seen 11 BUY and 12 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 36,535 and the disposition of 24,465 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 25 BUYs and 32 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 275,312 shares during that period but sold 229,489.
In the most recent transaction, LAUDER JANE sold 12,661 shares of EL for 152.75 per share on Aug 23. After the transaction, the Executive Vice President & CDO now owns 55,800 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 23, BARSHEFSKY CHARLENE sold 1,796 shares at 151.93 per share. EL shares that Director owns now total 48,845.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Hertzmark Hudis Jane disposed of 9,869 shares on May 16 at a per-share price of $199.95. This resulted in the Executive Group President holding 11,406 shares of EL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Hertzmark Hudis Jane sold 43,311 shares at $202.09 per share on May 11. Company shares held by the Executive Group President now total 21,275.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.70, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.34%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 75.92. EL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/29/2023 when it declared a $0.66 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/30/2023. The EL stock dividend was $0.66 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $135.04 with high estimates of $208.00 and low estimates of $100.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EL has a high of $283.62 and a low of $102.22.
As of this writing, EL has an earnings estimate of $Energy Transfer LP per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Eli Lilly and Company estimates, with a high estimate of $EHang Holdings Limited per share and a lower estimate of $General Electric Company.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. EL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $3.96B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $7.64B in debt and $5.82B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $14.93, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.43B.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for EL is Buy with a score of 3.96.