The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
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  • Aug. 17, 2015, 7:18 AM
    • Estée Lauder (NYSE:EL) declares $0.24/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.08%
    • Payable Sept. 15; for shareholders of record Aug. 31; ex-div Aug. 27.
    | Aug. 17, 2015, 7:18 AM
  • Aug. 16, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • Jun. 16, 2015, 9:56 AM
    • Coty (COTY +14.7%) pops after reports indicate the company landed Procter & Gamble's (PG +1.2%) beauty product assets.
    • Final details on the deal aren't expected to be disclosed for another two weeks, according to sources.
    • Early analysis on Coty's aggressive play is favorable with some industry watchers noting the company will gain a pricing edge and operating efficiency at scale through the acquisition.
    • Indications are that the deal will be structured as a Reverse Morris Trust where P&G will spin off the assets into a new entity that will absorb Coty.
    • Shares of Elizabeth Arden (RDEN +1.5%), Inter Parfums (IPAR +0.8%), and Estee Lauder (EL +1.2%) are also active on the day off the consolidation move in the sector.
    • Previously: P&G assets on the block (Jun. 09 2015)
    • Previously: Report: Coty acquires beauty product lines from P&G for $12B (Jun. 15 2015)
    | Jun. 16, 2015, 9:56 AM | 4 Comments
  • May 15, 2015, 8:02 AM
    • A former top scientist for Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) is turning into a potential threat to the company with a plan to launch rival brands.
    • Jules Zecchino has launched Skyler Brand Ventures as a beauty incubator to develop cheaper versions of common products.
    • "We are trying to replicate the Estée Lauder corporate structure," says Zecchino about the brand organization at the firm.
    • The Zecchino name and cut-rate pricing could catch the attention of the market, observe beauty industry watchers.
    • Products from Skyler will be offered online without celebrity endorsements.
    | May 15, 2015, 8:02 AM
  • May 5, 2015, 8:56 AM
    • Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) reports net sales rose 8% on a constant currency basis in FQ3.
    • The Americas revenue grew 4% to $1.11B.
    • Segment revenue growth: Skin Care -3% to $1.10B; Makeup +7% to $1.08B; Fragrance -3% to $263.2M; Hair Care +4% to $125.6M.
    • Gross margin +10 bps to 80.5%.
    • Operating margin +200 bps to 15.4%.
    • Adjusted operating margin +70 bps to 15.6%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Net sales: +6% to +7% (on a constant currency basis); Adjusted EPS: $2.92 to $2.97; GAAP EPS: $2.70 to $2.75.
    • EL +5.34% premarket
    | May 5, 2015, 8:56 AM
  • May 5, 2015, 7:40 AM
    • Estée Lauder (NYSE:EL): FQ3 EPS of $0.72 beats by $0.21.
    • Revenue of $2.58B (+1.2% Y/Y) beats by $40M.
    • Shares +1.75% PM.
    | May 5, 2015, 7:40 AM
  • May 5, 2015, 7:40 AM
    • Estée Lauder (NYSE:EL) declares $0.24/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.15%
    • Payable June 15; for shareholders of record May 29; ex-div May 27.
    | May 5, 2015, 7:40 AM
  • May 4, 2015, 5:30 PM
    | May 4, 2015, 5:30 PM | 5 Comments
  • Apr. 15, 2015, 1:13 PM
    • Piper Jaffray corralled over 6K teenagers to take a pulse on the consumer spending trends of the demographic.
    • The group had a slightly higher rate of part-time employment than a year ago and continued to show a strong preference for online shopping.
    • Standouts brands with teenagers include Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), MAC Cosmetics (NYSE:EL), Victoria's Secret (NYSE:LB), Nike (NYSE:NKE), Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN), privately-held Forever 21, and Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS).
    • Vineyard Vines continues to be a teen favorite as it slices off a larger piece of the teen spending pie. The privately-held company is up to 48 stores and 97 retail locations.
    • Department store chains didn't resonate particularly with the teenager crowd in the Piper survey.
    | Apr. 15, 2015, 1:13 PM | 5 Comments
  • Mar. 25, 2015, 7:10 AM
    • Piper Jaffray upgrades Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) to an Overweight rating rfom Neutral.
    • The investment firm raises its price target on the personal products company to $100 from $75.
    • Estee has weathered the F/X storm better than some peers.
    | Mar. 25, 2015, 7:10 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 24, 2015, 6:56 AM
    | Mar. 24, 2015, 6:56 AM
  • Mar. 23, 2015, 10:36 AM
    • Personal care stocks are in favor in early action.
    • The sector has been one of the hardest hit this year from the impact of the strong U.S. dollar.
    • Beauty product companies on the move today include Nu Skin (NUS +5.1%), Coty (COTY +3.3%), Avon Products (AVP +2.8%), Revlon (REV +1.4%), Estee Lauder  (EL +0.3%), and Elizabeth Arden (RDEN +2.6%).
    | Mar. 23, 2015, 10:36 AM | 4 Comments
  • Mar. 20, 2015, 12:54 PM
    • The beauty industry saw a 4% drop in shoppers last year, according to data from NPD Group.
    • The research firm found that half of all beauty product shoppers focus on items on sale when making their purchasing decisions.
    • Makeup and fragrance products are the categories most likely to benefit from extra discretionary income, notes NDP.
    • Related stocks: RDEN, REV, IPAR, AVP, EL, SBH, ULTA, OTCPK:LRLCY.
    | Mar. 20, 2015, 12:54 PM | 4 Comments
  • Feb. 13, 2015, 12:03 PM
    • Select luxury stocks are out-performing market averages.
    • A couple of analyst upgrades this week and some volume gains for global sellers against F/X headwinds have helped to lift sentiment.
    • Gainers: Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) +2.2%, Coach (NYSE:COH) +1.1%, Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) +1.5%, Tumi Holdings (NYSE:TUMI) +1.8%, Avond Products (NYSE:AVP) +3.7%, Revlon (NYSE:REV) +1.1%,
    | Feb. 13, 2015, 12:03 PM
  • Feb. 5, 2015, 10:36 AM
    • The beauty sector is having a solid day after Coty and Estee Lauder both top profit estimates.
    • Solid holiday sales helped take some of the sting off of a tough foreign currency translation environment.
    • The color cosmetics category out-performed during the period.
    • Gainers: Coty (NYSE:COTY) +8.3%, Elizabeth Arden (NASDAQ:RDEN) +3.5%, Inter Parfums (NASDAQ:IPAR) +1.0%, Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) +6.7%, Revlon (NYSE:REV) +1.2%, Ulta Salon (NASDAQ:ULTA) +1.0%.
    | Feb. 5, 2015, 10:36 AM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 5, 2015, 8:14 AM
    • Shares of Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) trade lower after the company issues weak profit guidance.
    • The outlook for 2015 EPS is $2.72-$2.80 vs. $2.83 consensus.
    • Foreign currency translation is expected to impact sales by 4% this year.
    • Previously: Estée Lauder beats by $0.08, beats on revenue
    • EL -3.5% premarket.
    | Feb. 5, 2015, 8:14 AM
Company Description
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc is engaged in the manufacturing & marketing skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products.