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The Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

08 Juillet 2017

(NASDAQ:ULTA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Friday, June 2nd, Marketbeat.com reports. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.34% of Ulta Beauty worth $61,039,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.45 EPS. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, August 24th. On average, analysts predict that Ulta Beauty Inc. will post $8.32 EPS for the current year. Easy to calculate and understand, P/E is an extremely common ratio that is used to compare valuations of stocks against each other relatively. (NASDAQ:ULTA) is 8.64%, -2.80% over the last quarter, and 4.86% for the past six months. The specialty retailer reported $1.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.79 by $0.12. At present, the Gross Margin for Ulta Beauty, Inc. The firm had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.28 billion. Ulta Beauty's quarterly revenue was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on ULTA. Robert W. Baird set a $315.00 price objective on shares of Ulta Beauty and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, March 11th. Instinet reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $297.00 target price (up from $294.00) on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research note on Saturday, March 11th. RBC Capital Markets initiated the shares of ULTA in report on Thursday, September 10 with "Sector Perform" rating. Guggenheim began coverage on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research report on Tuesday. They set a "neutral" rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Ulta Beauty from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $324.39. The shares were sold at an average price of $309.05, for a total transaction of $6,181,000.00. Stock investors purchased 355 put options on the company. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

In related news, Director Catherine Ann Halligan sold 500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $286.00, for a total value of $44,902.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,875 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,108,250. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 20,657 shares of company stock worth $6,382,082. Ithaka Group Llc who had been investing in Ulta Salon Cosmetics for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.82B market cap company. Azimuth Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Ulta Beauty by 1.3% in the first quarter. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on strength during trading hours on Monday after an insider sold shares in the company. Finally, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec raised its position in shares of Ulta Beauty by 9.8% in the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 1,448 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $413,000 after buying an additional 27 shares during the last quarter. HMS Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Ulta Beauty during the third quarter worth approximately $1,417,000. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 4,500 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $1,285,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC increased its position in shares of Ulta Beauty by 1.9% in the first quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 9,120 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $2,601,000 after buying an additional 4,715 shares during the period.

Ulta Beauty, Inc is a holding company for the Ulta Beauty group of companies. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 13,706 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $3,909,000 after buying an additional 1,065 shares during the last quarter.

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Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) traded down 1.40% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $295.94. 584,678 shares of the company traded hands.

Ulta Beauty Inc. has a 12 month low of $225.13 and a 12 month high of $314.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 38.89 and a beta of 0.59. The stock's 50-day moving average is $297.02 and its 200 day moving average is $280.25. Year to date Ulta Beauty, Inc.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) Specialty Retail, Other has a Current Ratio of 2.9 with a Quick Ratio value of 1.1. The institutional investor owned 31,158 shares of the specialty retailer's stock after selling 489 shares during the period.