Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc Lifted Its Lauder Estee Cos (EL) Holding; 3 Analysts Bullish Caesarstone Ltd. (CSTE)

February 24, 2018 - By reb123z

Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc increased Lauder Estee Cos Inc (EL) stake by 427.49% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc acquired 146,650 shares as Lauder Estee Cos Inc (EL)’s stock rose 8.67%. The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc holds 180,955 shares with $19.51M value, up from 34,305 last quarter. Lauder Estee Cos Inc now has $52.37B valuation. The stock increased 1.60% or $2.24 during the last trading session, reaching $142.39. About 1.07 million shares traded. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 1.49% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.21% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Caesarstone Sdot-Yam (NASDAQ:CSTE), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Caesarstone Sdot-Yam had 28 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Buy”. The stock of Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, January 22 by Credit Suisse. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) earned “Strong Sell” rating by SprucePoint Capital on Tuesday, October 6. The stock has “Sell” rating by J.P. Morgan on Thursday, November 2. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 16 by Bank of America. As per Thursday, February 11, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Wednesday, November 2. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 13 by Barclays Capital. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, November 3 report. See Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) latest ratings:

07/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $21.0 Upgrade
22/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $28 New Target: $21 Downgrade
07/11/2017 Broker: Chardan Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $25.0 Downgrade
02/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Downgrade

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 49 investors sold EL 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. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio reported 187,868 shares. Tarbox Family Office accumulated 0.01% or 119 shares. Cibc World reported 65,122 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 56,755 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Nicholas Investment Prtnrs Lp stated it has 0.16% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). 320,987 were reported by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Bnp Paribas Asset Holding Sa invested in 0.19% or 208,303 shares. Advisory Svcs Ntwk Llc has invested 0.02% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Balyasny Asset Ltd owns 217,020 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Kornitzer Capital Mgmt Ks has invested 0.3% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Aperio Lc owns 0.09% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 144,699 shares. Finemark Retail Bank And Tru holds 7,897 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Limited Co has 0.05% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Argent Tru invested 0.12% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Moreover, Susquehanna Intl Grp Ltd Liability Partnership has 0% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 12,461 shares.

Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc decreased Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) stake by 6,864 shares to 21,095 valued at $954,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI) stake by 20,721 shares and now owns 10,345 shares. Kla (NASDAQ:KLAC) was reduced too.

Among 30 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Estee Lauder had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 21 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 2 by Jefferies. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 18 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, March 23 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, August 21. As per Monday, February 5, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of EL in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $135.0 target in Friday, November 3 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, February 5.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 19 insider sales for $50.12 million activity. PROUVE CEDRIC sold $4.99M worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Thursday, August 24. $210,821 worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) was sold by Hockaday Irvine O Jr. The insider FRIBOURG PAUL J sold 32,640 shares worth $3.47 million. Another trade for 14,190 shares valued at $1.50M was made by LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION on Tuesday, August 29. Haney Carl P. sold $4.13 million worth of stock. Shares for $7.69 million were sold by Freda Fabrizio. $2.75 million worth of stock was sold by Polcer Gregory on Wednesday, October 4.

Caesarstone Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells engineered quartz surfaces under the Caesarstone brand in the United States, Australia, Canada, Israel, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $750.31 million. The Company’s engineered quartz slabs are used as countertops in residential kitchens, as well as serve the renovation and remodeling market. It has a 29.93 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s products are also used in other applications, such as vanity tops, wall panels, back splashes, floor tiles, stairs, and other interior surfaces that are used in various residential and non-residential applications.

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