$2.47 EPS Expected for Ulta Beauty, Inc. (ULTA)

May 17, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 88 investors sold Ulta Beauty, Inc. shares while 156 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 53.45 million shares or 1.83% more from 52.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Washington Capital Management has invested 0.4% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Reilly Advsrs Ltd Liability owns 0% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 157 shares. Moreover, Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability has 0.07% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 44,227 shares. Scout Investments owns 31,807 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt has 0.04% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Wealth Enhancement Advisory Ltd Liability Corp holds 10,681 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. First In stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt has 5,220 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Capital Fund Mngmt Sa has invested 0.43% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Ameriprise Fincl holds 1.90 million shares. 11,800 were accumulated by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Alyeska Invest Grp L P invested in 104,092 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Alpine Woods Cap Investors Ltd stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Liberty Mutual Gp Asset holds 2,326 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 4,826 are held by Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Co.

Since April 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $12.53 million activity. Shares for $685,057 were sold by Nagler Lorna on Monday, April 16. $4.77M worth of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares were sold by Eck Dennis K.

Analysts expect Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report $2.47 EPS on May, 31 after the close.They anticipate $0.56 EPS change or 29.32 % from last quarter’s $1.91 EPS. ULTA’s profit would be $149.46 million giving it 25.51 P/E if the $2.47 EPS is correct. After having $2.75 EPS previously, Ulta Beauty, Inc.’s analysts see -10.18 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.65% or $1.63 during the last trading session, reaching $252.02. About 751,425 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has declined 26.85% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.40% the S&P500.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) Ratings Coverage

Among 18 analysts covering Ulta Salon (NASDAQ:ULTA), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Ulta Salon had 31 analyst reports since November 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, April 10 by PiperJaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, April 10. On Monday, March 19 the stock rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Guggenheim. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, May 15 by Oppenheimer. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Friday, December 1. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $230.0 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, March 16 report. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 16 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 12 by Buckingham Research. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $15.25 billion. The company's stores provide cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, haircare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools, as well as others, including nail products and accessories. It has a 28.13 P/E ratio. It offers private label products consisting of Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products.

More notable recent Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations” on May 16, 2018, also Gurufocus.com with their article: “May 15 Forum Update: ‘Buffett CNBC’ Edition” published on May 15, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Pre-Open Movers 05/15: (XENE) (PFNX) (SORL) Higher; (VIPS) (MYE) (TSLA) Lower (more…)” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Ulta: An Analysis” published on May 07, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Ulta Beauty Stock Gained 23% in April” with publication date: May 08, 2018.

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