Oppenheimer Ups The Estée Lauder Companies (EL) To “Buy”; Waddell & Reed Financial Increased By $2.27 Million Its Five Below (FIVE) Holding

February 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc increased Five Below Inc (FIVE) stake by 6.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc acquired 42,050 shares as Five Below Inc (FIVE)’s stock rose 32.44%. The Waddell & Reed Financial Inc holds 692,117 shares with $37.98 million value, up from 650,067 last quarter. Five Below Inc now has $3.70B valuation. The stock increased 3.72% or $2.4 during the last trading session, reaching $66.92. About 1.18 million shares traded. Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) has risen 35.78% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.08% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Estee Lauder has $155.0 highest and $72 lowest target. $122.18’s average target is -13.37% below currents $141.04 stock price. Estee Lauder had 98 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of EL in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Market Perform” rating. On Friday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. On Tuesday, August 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 8. The firm has “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, May 5. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Monday, February 8. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $115.0 target in Monday, October 16 report. Jefferies initiated The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Monday, September 28 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 18. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) rating on Friday, November 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $135.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 49 investors sold The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. shares while 211 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. 190.23 million shares or 2.24% less from 194.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 0.15% or 102,552 shares. Stonebridge Cap Mgmt holds 7,400 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Wendell David Associate has invested 0.47% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). 109,300 were reported by D E Shaw Inc. Friess Assocs Limited reported 186,000 shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 38,500 shares stake. Dnb Asset Management As has invested 0.04% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Westpac owns 15,421 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans owns 8,906 shares for 0% of their portfolio. M&T Commercial Bank Corporation accumulated 0.05% or 87,403 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 2.44M shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma invested in 655 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Dynamic Capital holds 56,830 shares. The Tennessee-based Patten Grp Inc Inc has invested 0.27% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Profund Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 5,416 shares.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company has market cap of $51.87 billion. The firm offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It has a 49.14 P/E ratio. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, bath/shower products, candles, and soaps; and hair care products consisting of shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary services and products.

The stock increased 1.01% or $1.41 during the last trading session, reaching $141.04. About 2.09 million shares traded or 18.67% up from the average. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 1.49% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.21% the S&P500.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 insider sales for $42.61 million activity. Freda Fabrizio sold $1.41 million worth of stock or 13,371 shares. $3.63 million worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) was sold by Trower Alexandra C.. Demsey John had sold 8,048 shares worth $868,138 on Tuesday, September 5. Shares for $987,013 were sold by Haney Carl P. on Tuesday, September 5. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $2.75M was made by Polcer Gregory on Wednesday, October 4. Another trade for 14,190 shares valued at $1.50 million was sold by LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION. MOSS SARA E had sold 3,971 shares worth $428,868 on Friday, September 8.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 29 investors sold FIVE shares while 75 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 59.77 million shares or 0.41% less from 60.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Deutsche Bankshares Ag stated it has 0.02% in Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE). Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Limited Liability accumulated 192,733 shares. Moreover, Ftb Advsr has 0.01% invested in Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) for 1,056 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 5,269 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Emerald Advisers Inc Pa, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 598,025 shares. Advisory Svcs Network Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) for 1,024 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) has 0.02% invested in Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) for 518 shares. Rice Hall James And Associate Limited Liability holds 0.97% or 398,407 shares in its portfolio. Lpl Financial Lc has invested 0% in Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE). Envestnet Asset reported 85,164 shares. Stifel Corp stated it has 17,632 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.03% in Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE). Illinois-based Northern Trust has invested 0.01% in Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE). Ubs Asset Management Americas accumulated 0% or 33,146 shares. California State Teachers Retirement stated it has 86,547 shares.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $10.21 million activity. Vellios Thomas also sold $7.86 million worth of Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) on Friday, September 29. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $1.34M was sold by Anderson Joel D. SPECTER ERIC M sold $1.01M worth of Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) on Thursday, December 14.

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