2. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is up $0.34 (0.5%) to $63.94 on light volume Thus far, 617,987 shares of Estee Lauder Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.67-$64.29 after having opened the day at $63.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.60.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $15.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report now.

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