Is The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) an excellent stock to buy at the moment?

The price of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) closed at 234.91 in the last session, down -1.24% from day before closing price of $237.86. In other words, the price has decreased by $-2.95 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1106058 shares were traded. EL reached its highest trading level at $237.64 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $233.00.

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We take a closer look at EL’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 21.67 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 73.91. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.10 and its Current Ratio is at 1.60. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.97 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.92.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Goldman on September 21, 2022, Upgraded its rating to Buy and sets its target price to $303 from $298 previously.

On May 31, 2022, Oppenheimer reiterated its Outperform ratingand also kept the price unchanged to $300.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Sep 09 when Haney Carl P. sold 7,559 shares for $252.05 per share. The transaction valued at 1,905,255 led to the insider holds 3,296 shares of the business.

Haney Carl P. sold 2,481 shares of EL for $613,651 on Sep 07. The EVP Research Prod & Innovation now owns 3,296 shares after completing the transaction at $247.34 per share. On Sep 07, another insider, O’HARE MICHAEL, who serves as the EVP-Global Human Resources of the company, sold 2,118 shares for $247.08 each. As a result, the insider received 523,315 and left with 0 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, EL now has a Market Capitalization of 84.89B and an Enterprise Value of 88.58B. As of this moment, The’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 35.96, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 27.21. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 3.31. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 4.83 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 15.04. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 4.99 whereas that against EBITDA is 22.54.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for EL is 0.99, which has changed by -26.74% over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of -15.65% over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, EL has reached a high of $374.20, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $225.39. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 259.38, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 279.31.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, EL traded on average about 1.23M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1.28M shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 357.90M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 229.50M. Insiders hold about 0.10% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 92.10% stake in the company. Shares short for EL as of Aug 30, 2022 were 3.53M with a Short Ratio of 2.87, compared to 3.37M on Jul 28, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 0.99% and a Short% of Float of 1.53%.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for EL is 2.40, which was 2.33 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.98%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 1.01%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 0.90. The current Payout Ratio is 26.10% for EL, which recently paid a dividend on Sep 14, 2022 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 29, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jan 22, 2012 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The company has 19 analysts who recommend its stock at the moment. On average, analysts expect EPS of $1.34 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.51 and a low estimate of $1.23, while EPS last year was $1.89. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $2.91, with high estimates of $3.2 and low estimates of $2.5.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $7.7 and $7.4 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $7.52. EPS for the following year is $8.7, with 21 analysts recommending between $9.51 and $8.3.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 23 analysts have provided revenue estimates for EL’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $18.72B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $17.49B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $18.4B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $17.74B, up 3.70% from the average estimate. Based on 22 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $19.96B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $21.03B and the low estimate is $18.51B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 8.50% from the average revenue estimate for this year.