Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" at Vetr

Doris Richards
April 10, 2018

The stock increased 1.87% or $3.89 during the last trading session, reaching $212.15.Ulta Beauty, Inc. has volume of 1.25 million shares. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has risen 13.36% since April 10, 2017 and is uptrending. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 38.40%.

Kessler Investment Group Llc decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 25.7% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Kessler Investment Group Llc sold 14,855 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)'s stock declined 3.81%. The hedge fund held 532,659 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.30 million, up from 341,439 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Roper Technologies Inc now has $27.57B valuation. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $268.08. About 425,373 shares traded.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (ULTA) investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q4. It has outperformed by 1.10% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 173 raised stakes. Ithaka Ltd holds 3,500 shares. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc in top ten holdings decreased from 6 to 4 for a decrease of 2. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Jpmorgan Chase & invested in 637,502 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 2.39% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Lederer Investment Counsel Ca holds 5.08% or 33,541 shares. Sit Invest Associate accumulated 41,780 shares. Blair William Co Il has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Roper Technologies, Inc. Anchor Capital Advsr Limited Liability Company reported 0.76% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Aperio Grp Lc reported 19,453 shares stake. Ci Investments invested in 80,739 shs. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 4.20M shares. Stephens Ar stated it has 245,107 shares. Bb&T Secs Limited Com invested in 0.1% or 34,620 shares. The Virginia-based Swift Run Ltd Co has invested 0.19% in Apple Inc. ZINBERG STANLEY MD sold 5,000 shares worth $1.12M. $2.00 million worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was sold by Shin Hak Cheol.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1. BLK's profit will be $1.05 billion for 20.17 P/E if the $6.46 EPS becomes a reality.

Among 16 analysts covering 3M (NYSE:MMM), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 124 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11. The firm has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, June 12. The firm has "Negative" rating given on Thursday, January 19 by OTR Global. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by UBS. The company was maintained on Friday, July 31 by Nomura. Its up 0.10, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It also reduced its holding in Embraer S A (NYSE:ERJ) by 86,990 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 84,543 shares, and cut its stake in Kmg Chemicals Inc (NYSE:KMG). 151 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Ulta Beauty, Inc.

Ulta Beauty declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, March 15th that allows the company to buyback $625.00 million in shares. Edgewood Management Ltd Llc holds 0% or 3,068 shares.

On 8/29/2017 Michael R Macdonald, Director, bought 2,000 with an average share price of $208.37 per share and the total transaction amounting to $416,740.00. Boston Private Wealth Limited Liability Company reported 5,020 shares. Deutsche Bank maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ULTA) presently has a current ratio of 2.64. (NASDAQ:ULTA). 1,515 are owned by Fiera Capital Corporation. Checking on recent price levels compared to prior highs and lows, we have seen that Ulta Beauty, Inc. $24.97 million worth of Ulta Beauty, Inc. Johnson Fincl Gru stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 120 shares. Goelzer Inv Mngmt Inc owns 5,193 shares or 0.13% of their USA portfolio. Florida-based Raymond James Financial Inc has invested 0.01% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 1,769 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt Communication Limited invested in 0.06% or 2,782 shares.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. registered $3.37 million net activity with 0 insider purchases and 1 sale since October 12, 2017. 127,889 shares valued at $24.97 million were bought by HEILBRONN CHARLES on Thursday, October 12.

Among 29 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Wells Fargo reinitiated the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Thursday, October 22 report. As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by S&P Research.

Montag & Caldwell Llc increased its stake in Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Monday, August 29 with "Sector Perform" rating. Telsey Advisory Group restated an "outperform" rating and set a $260.00 target price (down from $300.00) on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research report on Friday, March 16th. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Wednesday, August 23 with "Hold" rating. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, August 3 by Deutsche Bank.

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