Sentinel Asset Management Has Trimmed Estee Lauder Cos Cl A (EL) Stake By $5.08 Million; Crane Co (CR) Has 1.08 Sentiment

January 19, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Sentinel Asset Management Inc decreased Estee Lauder Cos Inc Cl A (EL) stake by 12.26% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sentinel Asset Management Inc sold 47,500 shares as Estee Lauder Cos Inc Cl A (EL)’s stock rose 8.67%. The Sentinel Asset Management Inc holds 340,000 shares with $36.67M value, down from 387,500 last quarter. Estee Lauder Cos Inc Cl A now has $49.36B valuation. The stock increased 2.34% or $3.06 during the last trading session, reaching $134.04. About 845,197 shares traded. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 1.49% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.21% the S&P500.

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.52 billion. The companyÂ’s Fluid Handling segment provides process valves and related products, such as on/off valves and related products for critical and demanding applications in the chemical, gas and oil, power, non-residential construction, and general industrial end markets; and pumps and related products for water and wastewater applications in the industrial, municipal, commercial, and military markets. It has a 41.1 P/E ratio. This segment offers its products under the Crane, Saunders, Jenkins, Pacific, Xomox, Krombach, DEPA, ELRO, REVO, Flowseal, Centerline, Resistoflex, Duochek, Barksdale, WTA, Deming, Weinman, Burks, and Barnes trade names.

Mesirow Financial Investment Management holds 1.46% of its portfolio in Crane Co. for 277,440 shares. Broadview Advisors Llc owns 124,475 shares or 1.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Wilen Investment Management Corp. has 1.34% invested in the company for 27,650 shares. The New York-based Gamco Investors Inc. Et Al has invested 1.3% in the stock. Quantum Capital Management, a California-based fund reported 68,734 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $3.10 million activity.

The stock increased 0.49% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $93. About 244,455 shares traded. Crane Co. (CR) has risen 42.66% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.96% the S&P500.

Analysts await Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $1.17 EPS, up 14.71% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.02 per share. CR’s profit will be $69.45M for 19.87 P/E if the $1.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual EPS reported by Crane Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.54% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 20% of Crane’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Crane, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $69.0 while the high is $85.0. The stock’s average target of $74 is -20.43% below today’s ($93) share price. CR was included in 5 notes of analysts from October 26, 2016. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Hold” rating and $70.0 target in Wednesday, October 26 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 26 with “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, February 1 by Seaport Global Securities. Oppenheimer initiated the stock with “Perform” rating in Thursday, November 17 report. The rating was initiated by Aegis Capital with “Buy” on Friday, December 2.

Analysts await The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.42 earnings per share, up 16.39% or $0.20 from last year’s $1.22 per share. EL’s profit will be $522.89 million for 23.60 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.21 actual earnings per share reported by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.36% EPS growth.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 18 insider sales for $68.61 million activity. Another trade for 13,371 shares valued at $1.41 million was sold by Freda Fabrizio. 38,274 shares valued at $4.13 million were sold by Haney Carl P. on Friday, September 1. LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION sold $1.50 million worth of stock or 14,190 shares. STERNLICHT BARRY S sold 10,000 shares worth $1.06M. MOSS SARA E had sold 14,552 shares worth $1.46M. 8,048 The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) shares with value of $868,138 were sold by Demsey John. PROUVE CEDRIC also sold $4.99M worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Estee Lauder had 88 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 6 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy”. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 2 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of EL in report on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating. B. Riley & Co maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) rating on Friday, February 3. B. Riley & Co has “Neutral” rating and $90 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Friday, August 18 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) rating on Monday, September 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $114.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 28. Jefferies maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) rating on Wednesday, April 19. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $91 target.

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