Stonehill Capital Management Decreased Sears Holdings Common (SHLD) Position By $7.03 Million; Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Sentiment Is 1.21

October 12, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company has market cap of $40.35 billion. The Firm offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, hair care and other. It has a 32.72 P/E ratio. The Firm operates in beauty products segment.

Stonehill Capital Management Llc decreased Sears Holdings Corp Common (SHLD) stake by 53.69% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Stonehill Capital Management Llc sold 878,922 shares as Sears Holdings Corp Common (SHLD)’s stock rose 3.98%. The Stonehill Capital Management Llc holds 758,012 shares with $6.72M value, down from 1.64 million last quarter. Sears Holdings Corp Common now has $666.70 million valuation. The stock declined 0.56% or $0.03 reaching $6.2 per share. About 1.41 million shares traded or 35.58% up from the average. Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) has declined 29.81% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.51% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 43% of Estee Lauder’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Estee Lauder, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $84.0 while the high is $99.0. The stock’s average target of $92 is -16.06% below today’s ($109.6) share price. EL was included in 7 notes of analysts from August 22, 2016. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 14 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was initiated by Berenberg with “Buy” on Friday, September 9. As per Friday, February 3, the company rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, January 11. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $95.0 target in Monday, August 22 report. On Thursday, January 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer to “Outperform”. As per Monday, October 24, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

About 282,067 shares traded. Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) has risen 1.49% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.21% the S&P500.

Regents Of The University Of California holds 14.07% of its portfolio in Estee Lauder Companies Inc for 33,400 shares. Underhill Investment Management Llc owns 109,650 shares or 6.65% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Long Road Investment Counsel Llc has 4.44% invested in the company for 62,850 shares. The California-based Raub Brock Capital Management Lp has invested 4.05% in the stock. Mu Investments Co. Ltd., a Japan-based fund reported 58,000 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $7.51 million activity.

Analysts await Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.96 EPS, up 14.29% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.84 per share. EL’s profit will be $353.43 million for 28.54 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual EPS reported by Estee Lauder Companies Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 88.24% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.52 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.46, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 26 investors sold SHLD shares while 35 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 66.61 million shares or 5.31% less from 70.34 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) for 352,779 shares. Rbs Partners Limited Partnership invested in 33.42% or 20.54 million shares. 348 are owned by Federated Investors Pa. Illinois-based Hightower Limited Liability Com has invested 0% in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD). Moreover, Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) for 9,500 shares. 877 were reported by Ameritas Invest Prns Inc. Lenox Wealth Mngmt holds 0% or 15 shares. 750,000 were reported by Kingstown Capital Mngmt Ltd Partnership. Manatuck Hill Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 28,800 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Moreover, D E Shaw & Company Incorporated has 0% invested in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD). Hudson Bay Capital Management Limited Partnership accumulated 25,000 shares. State Street reported 0% stake. Gateway Inv Advisers Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD). Next Financial Grp Incorporated has invested 0% in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD). 111,884 are held by Invesco Ltd.

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