Estee Lauder Cos Rises On Unusually High Volume (EL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Estee Lauder Cos (NYSE: EL) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 3.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.57 (+2.6%) at $62.50 as of 3:16 p.m. ET.

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Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $14.93 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Estee Lauder Cos as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report.

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