There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (NYSE: EL) Volatility

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There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Clinique Launches in the U.S. Amazon Premium Beauty Store.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Household & Personal Products industry segment, falling under the Consumer Defensive sector. The current market capitalization of Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. is $54.76B. A total of 2.47 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.80M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Hyman Jennifer bought 1,350 shares of EL for 146.70 per share on Feb 07 ’24. After the transaction, the Director now owns 2,350 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 07 ’24, Stanley Deirdre sold 4,343 shares at 147.00 per share. EL shares that EVP & General Counsel owns now total 13,025.

Among the insiders who sold shares, LAUDER JANE disposed of 12,661 shares on Aug 23 ’23 at a per-share price of $152.75. This resulted in the Executive Vice President & CDO holding 55,800 shares of EL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, BARSHEFSKY CHARLENE sold 1,796 shares at $151.93 per share on Aug 23 ’23. Company shares held by the Director now total 48,845.

Dividend

The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.64, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.73%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 117.95. EL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/28/2024 when it declared a $0.66 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/29/2023. The EL stock dividend was $0.66 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EL has a high of $260.46 and a low of $102.22.

As of this writing, EL has an earnings estimate of $0.47 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 21 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.6 per share and a lower estimate of $0.4. The company reported an EPS of $0.11 in the last quarter, which was 155.00% higher than expectations of -$0.2.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. 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 $15.94, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.43B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. 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 3.76.

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