Analyst Opinion On How To Bet On The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) recently saw its volume around 2.49 million shares and on average it trades 1.81 million shares a day. The opening price of $123.92, led it to gain -0.67% to reach $124.5 upon the closing bell.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) Analyst Opinion

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 23 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 2.67% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 2.29% last month and is up 62.77 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 19 of analysts who cover EL having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $131.04 price target on The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., suggesting a 5.25% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -1.96% below its 52-week high.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Earnings Surprise

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.21 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.97. Its revenue totaled $3.17 billion up 9.64% from the previous quarter.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) Intraday View

This stock (EL) is ahead of its 52-week low with 64.18%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.34% which for the week stands at 1.26%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -0.17% and stays 6.97% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have faced -0.65% losses and now is up 24.61% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $105.92. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 61.35%.

Turning to Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST), its shares were trading at $19.73 a retreat of $-0.13, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $19.88, touched a high of $19.95 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.6. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has 5 buy ratings, 11 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -2.47% from its high of $20.23 to a $14.51 billion market value through last close.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.75 to 2.57 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $19.75 a share. The target implies a 0.1% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 11.51% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 5.64 million shares versus an average volume of 6.22 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.7% which for the week approaches 1.54%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $19.71 and compares with the $17.26 52-week low. The stock recovered 14.31% since its low point and has performed 4.72% year-to-date.

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