Estee Lauder Cos Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (EL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Estee Lauder Cos (NYSE: EL) is tomorrow, February 26, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $63.60 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Estee Lauder Cos has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $14.95 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 26.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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. You can view the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report.

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