Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, cosmetics giant Estee Lauder Companies (NYS: EL) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Estee Lauder's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
New York (1946)
CEO Fabrizio Freda (since 2009)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$999.1 million / $1.2 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 28% of the 222 members who have rated Estee Lauder believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Decent earnings growth, but the price has gotten out of control, having [nearly doubled] in 2 years. I can't imagine that the number of women wearing cosmetics has also doubled. You can't put lipstick on this pig.
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