EL stock: buy or sell?

EL stock price: $160.25 4.00% At close on April 6th, 2020

Updated on:
April 6th, 2020


Estee Lauder Companies shares climbed 4.00% to $160.25 today. On Mar 27th EL plummed a dreadful -7.65%.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide.

Should I buy EL stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to choose your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Estee Lauder Companies stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Estee Lauder Companies stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for EL stock for the last month.

EL stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Estee Lauder Companies ended today at $160.25 and climbed a dazzling 4.00%.

Estee Lauder Companies shares climbed 4.00% to $160.25 today. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on Mar/5, EL fell $-33.15 per share (-17.14%). From a daily outlook perspective, EL is drawing an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top on Mar/26 at $176.48, price slid and found support around $147.16. Breaking down under $147.16 would cancel the current uptrend and it might slide further to test lower supports. Note that $176.48 might act as a resistance line. Trading the long side, we should wait to a new breakout over $176.48 to find the next buy point. On January, EL hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on January tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

EL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Estee Lauder Companies closed this week at $160.25 and escalated a great 4.00%. By mid March EL plummed a hair-raising -14.05% in just one week. Late March EL climbed an astounding 6.02% in just one week.

Not so far away is the last price record Estee Lauder Companies marked by mid January, but since then it dropped a 27.11%. Since late February, when EL stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-48.49 per share (-23.23%). Stocks below the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

EL stock chart (weekly)

EL stock price history

EL stock went public on November 17th, 1995 with a price of $5.221. Since then, EL stock surged a 2,969.90%, with a yearly average of 123.70%. If you had invested $1,000 in EL stock in 1995, it would worth $29,699.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

EL stock historical price chart

EL stock reached all-time highs on January with a price of $219.86.

EL stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price prediction for Estee Lauder Companies stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last May, when Estee Lauder Companies presented its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
EL earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Estee Lauder Companies annual revenues boosted a dazzling 15.72% to $13,683.00 million dollars from $11,824.00 marked in 2017. Nevertheless, its profit margin (compared to revenues) depreciated to 8.10%, that is $1,108.00 million.

Estee Lauder Companies presents anual results in June, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Estee Lauder Companies TTM sales up to March 2019 were $14,568.00 and earnings $1,814.00 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Estee Lauder Companies business evolution since June 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, escalated a remarkable 6.47%. Regarding profit margin, Estee Lauder Companies raised 4.35% to 8.10%

EL annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$10,180 M-$1,020 M10.0%-
2014$10,970 M7.76%$1,200 M10.9%17.65%
2015$10,780 M-1.73%$1,089 M10.1%-9.25%
2016$11,262 M4.47%$1,115 M9.9%2.39%
2017$11,824 M4.99%$1,249 M10.6%12.02%
2018$13,683 M15.72%$1,108 M8.1%-11.29%
TTM $14,568 M6.47%$1,814 M12.5%63.72%

Quarterly financial results

Estee Lauder Companies reported $3,744.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -6.52% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $555.00 million with a profit margin of 14.82%. Profit margin stayed constant a 0.52% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 14.31%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Estee Lauder Companies sales marked a brilliant increase and skyrocketed a 11.10%.
EL quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$2,890 M-$229 M7.9%-
2017-Q3$3,274 M13.29%$427 M13.0%86.46%
2017-Q4$3,744 M14.36%$123 M3.3%-71.19%
2018-Q1$3,370 M-9.99%$372 M11.0%202.44%
2018-Q2$3,295 M-2.23%$186 M5.6%-50.00%
2018-Q3$3,524 M6.95%$500 M14.2%168.82%
2018-Q4$4,005 M13.65%$573 M14.3%14.60%
2019-Q1$3,744 M-6.52%$555 M14.8%-3.14%

Estee Lauder Companies ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Estee Lauder Companies shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 4.05% of all shares.

Bearish positions for EL stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Estee Lauder Companies:

Market cap$35.6 B
Total shares222.3 M
Float shares220.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)91.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)4.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

EL summary

Monday, April 6th, 2020
Day range$157.03 - $162.00
Previous close$154.08
Session gain4.00%
Average true range$12.05
50d mov avg$183.66
100d mov avg$192.90
200d mov avg$190.95
Daily patternlb03a
Weekly pattern lb06a

Estee Lauder Companies performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for Estee Lauder Companies stock.
ELEstee Lauder Comp...-24.08%-16.92%-3.40%

Estee Lauder Companies competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Estee Lauder Companies competitor. This doesn't mean Estee Lauder Companies does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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