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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL)?

The company in question is, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) currently with a stock price of 92.44 (-0.66% today). The market cap for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is 34221, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Personal Products industry. The target price for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is 102.47. Currently The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is trading with a P/E of 29.94, and a forward P/E of 26.26. Average volume for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is 1529.58 and so far today it is 474730.

Performance in the last year for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has been 8.53%. For EPS growth, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has seen a growth of -7.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 12.01%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 18.80% over the last five years and could be 11.10% for the next five years. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.37%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.50%.

Since the IPO date for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. on the 11/17/1995, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 6.36%. With The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. trading at 92.44, the dividend yield is 1.29%, and the EPS is 3.11.

So could The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 29.94. The PEG is 2.7, P/S is 3.07 and the P/B is at 9.01. The P/cash is 31.87, with P/free cash flow at 36.22.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.42, and total debt/equity at 0.51.

In terms of margins, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has a gross margin of 80.60%, an operating margin of 15.20% and a profit margin of 10.50%.Payout ratio for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is 34.10%. Return on assets come to 13.80% with return on investment coming to 21.60%.

Insider ownership for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 94.00%. Outstanding shares are at 367.77. While shares float is 217.41. The float short is currently 3.26%, and short ratio is 4.63.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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