Oppenheimer Believes The Estée Lauder Companies Inc (EL) Still Has Room to Grow

In a report released today, Rupesh Parikh from Oppenheimer assigned a Buy rating to The Estée Lauder Companies Inc (EL). The company’s shares closed on Friday at $156.04, close to its 52-week high of $159.37.

According to TipRanks.com, Parikh is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 15.6% and a 64.4% success rate. Parikh covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Blue Apron Holdings Inc, United Natural Foods, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc with a $157.46 average price target, representing a 0.9% upside. In a report issued on March 7, J.P. Morgan also upgraded the stock to Buy with a $175 price target.

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Based on The Estée Lauder Companies Inc’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending December 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $4.01 billion and net profit of $573 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $3.74 billion and had a net profit of $123 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 100 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Last month, Paul Fribourg, a Director at EL sold 6,003 shares for a total of $939,590.

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The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. engages in the manufacture of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. It sells products under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Clinique, Origins, MžAžC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone London, Aveda, and Too Faced.