Fri, May 15, 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.
Tue, May 5, 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
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Wed, Apr. 15, 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).
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Tue, Mar. 24, 6:56 AM
- Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) is upgraded by Wells Fargo to an Outperform rating.
- The investment firm sets a $90 to $92 price target range on shares.
- Previously: Beauty product stocks stage mini-rally amid F/X headaches (Mar. 23 2015)
- EL +0.53% premarket to $83.32.
Mon, Mar. 23, 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%).
Fri, Mar. 20, 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.
Fri, Feb. 13, 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%,
Thu, Feb. 5, 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%.
Thu, Feb. 5, 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.
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