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How to buy The Estée Lauder Companies shares

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The Estée Lauder Companies Inc (EL) is a leading household & personal products business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$311.22 after a previous close of US$309.72. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD310.37 to a high of USD314.87. The latest price was USD312.34 (25 minute delay). The Estée Lauder Companies is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Estée Lauder Companies

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for The Estée Lauder Companies. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: EL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Estée Lauder Companies reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Estée Lauder Companies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Estée Lauder Companies. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The Estée Lauder Companies share price

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The Estée Lauder Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-22.
OpenUS$311.22
HighUS$314.87
LowUS$310.37
CloseUS$312.34
Previous closeUS$309.72
Change US$2.62
Change % 0.8459%
Volume 753,255
Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUS$159.8703 - US$310.05
50-day moving average US$291
200-day moving average US$258.6597
Target priceUS$306.14
PE ratio 121.9351
Dividend yield US$1.49 (0.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.527

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Is it a good time to buy The Estée Lauder Companies stock?

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The Estée Lauder Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $312.34

1 week (2021-04-16) 0.02%
1 month (2021-03-19) 9.51%
3 months (2021-01-22) 25.02%
6 months (2020-10-22) 34.27%
1 year (2020-04-22) 88.18%
2 years (2019-04-22) 83.82%
3 years (2018-04-20) 110.00%
5 years (2016-04-22) 232.45%

Is The Estée Lauder Companies under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Estée Lauder Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Estée Lauder Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Estée Lauder Companies's P/E ratio

The Estée Lauder Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 122x. In other words, The Estée Lauder Companies shares trade at around 122x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Estée Lauder Companies's PEG ratio

The Estée Lauder Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2519. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Estée Lauder Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Estée Lauder Companies's EBITDA

The Estée Lauder Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.8 billion (£2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Estée Lauder Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Estée Lauder Companies financials

Revenue TTM US$14.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.12%
Gross profit TTM US$10.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.15%
Return on equity TTM 18.67%
Profit margin 6.54%
Book value 14.949
Market capitalisation US$111.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Estée Lauder Companies shares

There are currently 2.1 million The Estée Lauder Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as The Estée Lauder Companies's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% down from 2.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Estée Lauder Companies shares can be evaluated.

The Estée Lauder Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Estée Lauder Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Estée Lauder Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Estée Lauder Companies shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). The Estée Lauder Companies's SIR currently stands at 1.3. In other words for every 100,000 The Estée Lauder Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1300 shares are currently held short.

However The Estée Lauder Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Estée Lauder Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Estée Lauder Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Estée Lauder Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Estée Lauder Companies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0091% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Estée Lauder Companies shares, roughly 9 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Estée Lauder Companies.

Find out more about how you can short The Estée Lauder Companies stock.

The Estée Lauder Companies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Estée Lauder Companies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Estée Lauder Companies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.34

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Estée Lauder Companies's overall score of 23.34 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Estée Lauder Companies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Estée Lauder Companies's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.44/100

The Estée Lauder Companies's social score

Social score: 5.96/100

The Estée Lauder Companies's governance score

Governance score: 5.94/100

The Estée Lauder Companies's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Estée Lauder Companies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Estée Lauder Companies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.34
Total ESG percentile 38.82
Environmental score 6.44
Social score 5.96
Governance score 5.94
Level of controversy 2

The Estée Lauder Companies share dividends

35%

Dividend payout ratio: 35.24% of net profits

Recently The Estée Lauder Companies has paid out, on average, around 35.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Estée Lauder Companies shareholders could enjoy a 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Estée Lauder Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.49 per share.

While The Estée Lauder Companies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Estée Lauder Companies may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The Estée Lauder Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Estée Lauder Companies's shares ever split?

The Estée Lauder Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 January 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Estée Lauder Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Estée Lauder Companies shares which in turn could have impacted The Estée Lauder Companies's share price.

The Estée Lauder Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Estée Lauder Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$159.8703 up to US$310.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EL.US volatility(beta: 0.93)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Estée Lauder Companies's is 0.9311. This would suggest that The Estée Lauder Companies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Estée Lauder Companies overview

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The company offers a range of skin care products, including moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne care and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products, such as lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, nail polishes, and powders, as well as compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, as well as lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products that include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. The company offers its products under Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA, Too Faced, RODIN olio lusso, FLIRT!, Kiton, and Tom Ford brands. It also holds license arrangements for Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dr. Andrew Weil, TOM FORD BEAUTY, AERIN, and Tory Burch brands. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty-multi retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; its own and authorized retailer Websites; third-party online malls; stores in airports and on cruise ships; in-flight and duty-free shops; and self-select outlets. It has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has a joint development agreement with Atropos Therapeutics Inc. to discover senomodulators. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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