Outlining the overall picture in today's market for: Ulta Beauty, Inc. (ULTA)

27 August, 2017, 01:33 | Author: Franklin Nunez
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Axiom Invsts Ltd Llc De invested 0.91% in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). (NASDAQ:ULTA) in a research report released on Friday. "Buy It!" on August 24, 2017. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Ulta Beauty's FY2018 earnings at $8.40 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $2.25 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.11 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $10.07 EPS. ULTA grew its physical footprint to include hundreds of stores, and the stock drew plenty of bullish commentary from analysts. Ohio-based Shaker Limited Oh has invested 0.2% in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). Jefferies Group LLC upgraded Ulta Beauty from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and raised their target price for the company from $266.00 to $350.00 in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 6. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, August 23 report.

A stock rating usually tells investors how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts think is a fair value for the stock, based on an independent evaluation of the company.

Nevertheless, she cut her price target to 260 from 330, and is "rethinking our valuation paradigm for ULTA shares given ongoing industry/consumer changes". The company has market cap of $11.97 billion. About 10,554 shares traded. The company has a market capitalization of $13.15 billion, a PE ratio of 28.27 and a beta of 0.57. A significant increase in trading volume means that more than double the average amount of stocks are moving. After hitting its lowest intraday level in over a year, Ulta is now down by 8.3 percent. The SI to Rand Logistics Incorporated's float is 5.11%.

IBD'S TAKE: Holding or buying stocks into quarterly reports is risky. Stock investors acquired 23,425 put options on the company. First Personal Financial Serv reported 0% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). Its down 0.44, from 1.41 in 2016Q3.

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It expects net sales in the range of $1.33 billion to $1.35 billion for the third quarter, up from $1.13 billion in the prior year period. During the same quarter past year, the business posted $1.43 EPS. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% on a year-over-year basis. Once we apply that simple rule to our back-test, we run it on an at-the-money straddle: ReturnsIf we did this long at-the-money (also called "50-delta") straddle in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) over the last three-years but only held it before earnings we get these results: We see a 117.3% return, testing this over the last 12 earnings dates in Ulta Beauty Inc. Strategy Asset Managers Lc has invested 0.61% in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). "(ULTA) Given a $300.00 Price Target at KeyCorp" was originally published by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune. If you are reading this piece of content on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. & worldwide trademark & copyright laws. Airain holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Belden Inc. $156,182 worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares were sold by Halligan Catherine Ann. $14.26 million worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) was sold by DiRomualdo Robert F on Tuesday, March 14. Eck Dennis K also sold $1.80M worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Dillon Mary had sold 33,955 shares worth $9.71 million on Monday, March 20. Ashford Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,428 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $698,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the period. With an institutional ownership near 0%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 1.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ULTA.

Zevenbergen Capital Investments Llc increased its stake in Ulta Beauty Inc.

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"While Ulta continues to grow meaningfully above retailer peers, slowing comp growth reflects more hard comparisons and weakening USA beauty category growth, especially makeup, which we estimate accounted for the majority of comp growth since fiscal 2014, and is likely to remain a drag for the foreseeable future, despite improvement in other categories", Stifel wrote. Over the past month the firm's stock is -14.86%, -29.78% for the last quarter, -22.97% for the past six-months and -21.77% for the previous year. The Tctc Holdings Llc holds 90,058 shares with $7.57M value, down from 93,753 last quarter. A total of 2.78 Million shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume (3 months) is 1.07 Million. Cetera Investment Advisers increased its stake in Ulta Beauty by 18.1% in the second quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 449,648 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $128,253,000 after buying an additional 425,812 shares during the last quarter.

Ulta reported earnings per share of $1.83, ahead of the $1.78 FactSet consensus.

Scopus Asset Management Lp decreased Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX) stake by 687,708 shares to 812,292 valued at $61.03M in 2016Q4. Settersten Scott M sold $3.26 million worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Wednesday, March 29.

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