Estee Lauder Cos Stock Hits New 52-Week High (EL)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Estee Lauder Cos (NYSE: EL) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $74.80, above its previous 52-week high of $74.62 with 162,604 shares traded as of 9:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $17.54 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4, 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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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