2 Stocks You’ll Regret Not Buying 12 Months From Now: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), Geron Corporation (GERN)

18 analysts out of 27 Wall Street brokerage firms rate The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) as a Buy, while 1 see it as a Sell. The rest 8 describe it as a Hold. EL stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $157.75. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $154.16. Analysts have set EL’s consensus price at $161.04, effectively giving it a 3.63% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $179 (up 15.19% from current price levels).

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter EL will have an EPS of $1.29, suggesting a 10.26% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.58. It means that there could be a -4.92% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 11.53% to about $5.03. As for the coming year, growth will be about 11.13%, lifting earnings to $5.59. RSI after the last trading period was 61.36. EL recorded a change of -0.98% over the past week and returned 1.8% over the last three months while the EL stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 2.22%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 19.45%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 12.49% while the shares have moved 8.92% for the past 12 months.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) currently trades at $155.4, which is higher by 0.99% its previous price. It has a total of 361.42 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 3.48. The company’s stock volume rose to 2.4 million, better than 2.24 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -0.98% in its price means EL is now 19.45% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43319.6 since its $159.37 52-week high price recorded on 25th of February 2019. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 8.92 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $33.93 above the 52 week low of $121.47 set on 10th of January 2019.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL)’s EPS was $1.74 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $1.52. That means that its growth in general now stands at 14%. Therefore, a prediction of $1.55 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 12%. EL Dec 19 quarter revenue was $4.01 billion, compared to $3.74 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 7% growth rate. The company’s $0.27 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) shares depreciated 0% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -2.05%. The general public currently hold control of a total of 185.46 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 200.41 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.48%, while institutional investors hold about 34.1% of the remaining shares. GERN share price finished last trade -0.8% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -47.36%, while closing the session with 16.03% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Geron Corporation (GERN) shares were last observed trading -79.54% down since September 13, 2018 when the peak of $6.99 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 9.16% puts GERN performance for the year now at 43%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 49.79%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 21, 2018. However, it is losing value with -76.01% in the last 6 months.