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How Whales Are Shaping Estee Lauder Cos (NYSE:EL) How Whales Are Shaping Estee Lauder Cos (NYSE:EL)

Benzinga’s options scanner recently scouted over 9 options trades for Estee Lauder Cos (NYSE:EL) worth a total of $559,134. Concurrently, the algorithm detected 7 trades totaling $525,294.

Whales Aiming for a Predicted Price Range

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $115.0 to $131.0 for Estee Lauder Cos over the last 3 months.

Insightful Volume & Open Interest Development

Tracking the volume and open interest provides valuable insights into a stock’s liquidity and interest, particularly in the options market.

Below, we can observe the evolution of the volume and open interest of calls and puts, respectively, for all of Estee Lauder Cos’s whale activity within a strike price range from $115.0 to $131.0 in the last 30 days.

Recent Noteworthy Options Activity:

SymbolPUT/CALLTrade TypeSentimentExp. DateStrike PriceTotal Trade PriceOpen InterestVolume
ELPUTTRADEBULLISH01/16/26$120.00$309.7K1.0K177
ELPUTTRADEBULLISH02/16/24$130.00$79.8K7897
ELCALLTRADENEUTRAL02/09/24$130.00$34.4K9342
ELCALLSWEEPBULLISH08/16/24$130.00$33.8K7722
ELPUTSWEEPBULLISH02/16/24$131.00$29.0K2545

Understanding Estee Lauder Cos

Estee Lauder is a leader in the global prestige beauty market. It participates across various categories such as skin care (56% of 2022 sales), makeup (26%), fragrance (14%), and hair care (4%). The firm operates in more than 150 countries and sells its products through various channels including department stores, travel retail, specialty multibrand beauty stores, and e-commerce.

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Estee Lauder Cos’s Current Market Status

  • Currently trading with a volume of 1,906,076, the EL’s price is up by 2.63%, now at $134.24.
  • RSI readings suggest the stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Anticipated earnings release is in 7 days.

Expert Opinions on Estee Lauder Cos

A total of 2 professional analysts have given their take on this stock in the last 30 days, setting an average price target of $135.5.

  • An analyst from Barclays persists with their Equal-Weight rating on Estee Lauder Cos, maintaining a target price of $121.
  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from JP Morgan continues to hold a Overweight rating for Estee Lauder Cos, targeting a price of $150.

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