A Value Opportunity In Lazard Ltd (LAZ), The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

It is expected that in Jun 2019 quarter LAZ will have an EPS of $0.77, suggesting a -30% growth. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -10.82% to about $3.71. As for the coming year, growth will be about 15.09%, lifting earnings to $4.27. RSI after the last trading period was 44.02. LAZ recorded a change of -1.84% over the past week and returned -6.6% over the last three months while the LAZ stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -4.97%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at -7.58%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -4.79% while the shares have moved -35.41% for the past 12 months.

Lazard Ltd (LAZ) currently trades at $33.67, which is lower by -0.15% its previous price. It has a total of 129.5 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 1.02. The company’s stock volume dropped to 0.53 million, worse than 1.02 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -1.84% in its price means LAZ is now -7.58% lower on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43582.33 since its $54.51 52-week high price recorded on 1st of August 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -35.41 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $2.6 above the 52 week low of $31.07 set on 31st of May 2019.

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ)’s EPS was $0.87 as reported for the March quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $1.26. That means that its growth in general now stands at -31%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.65 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 34%. LAZ March quarter revenue was $619.99 million, compared to $723.93 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -14% growth rate. The company’s $-103.94 million revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) shares appreciated 0.44% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.31%. EL’s price now at $177.95 is greater than the 50-day average of $168.84. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $148.29 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 208.4 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 355.88 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.1%, while institutional investors hold about 93.2% of the remaining shares. EL share price finished last trade 5.1% above its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 20.17%, while closing the session with 5.58% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) shares were last observed trading -1.25% down since May 01, 2019 when the peak of $180.2 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 6.56% puts EL performance for the year now at 36.78%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 46.5%, a 52-week worst price since Jan. 10, 2019. However, it is regaining value with 27.92% in the last 6 months.

EL’s beta is 0.76; meaning investors could reap lower returns, although it also poses lower risks. The company allocated $5.06 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $3.75 billion, which was 11% versus $3.37 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Mar 19 quarter came in at $1.55 compared to $1.17 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 32% year-over-year earnings per share growth.

Estimated quarterly earnings for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) are around $0.49 per share in three months through June with $1.54 also the estimate for September quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -19.67% and 9.22%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 15.52%, the target being $5.21 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 10.75%, more likely to see it hit the $5.77 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 12.5%.