Analysts See $2.15 EPS for Ulta Beauty, Inc. (ULTA)

November 11, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.21, from 1.02 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 30 investors sold Ulta Beauty, Inc. shares while 177 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. 51.29 million shares or 1.25% less from 51.94 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Federated Invsts Pa owns 259,736 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. The Pennsylvania-based Hbk Sorce Advisory Lc has invested 0.05% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Amundi Pioneer Asset Inc stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). 1,642 are owned by Keybank Natl Association Oh. 31,478 are owned by British Columbia Investment Mgmt. Asset Mgmt One Limited holds 0.05% or 91,492 shares in its portfolio. The Washington-based Cornerstone has invested 0.01% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Robeco Institutional Asset Bv owns 7,778 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Trexquant Inv Lp holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 14,135 shares. Guardian Life Company Of America holds 159 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Owl Creek Asset Mngmt Lp stated it has 120,589 shares or 0.86% of all its holdings. Northern Tru Corporation holds 646,062 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Stifel Fin holds 68,616 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Private Ocean Limited Liability accumulated 150 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Lodge Hill Capital Limited holds 0.36% or 20,000 shares in its portfolio.

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 11 insider sales for $41.36 million activity. Eck Dennis K sold $10.51M worth of stock. Shares for $2.01 million were sold by CHILDS JEFFREY J on Monday, June 11. Nagler Lorna sold $552,383 worth of stock. 600 shares were sold by WITTMAN VANESSA AMES, worth $149,963. The insider Settersten Scott M sold 7,032 shares worth $1.78M. Another trade for 50,000 shares valued at $12.55 million was made by PHILIPPIN CHARLES J on Monday, June 11.

Analysts expect Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report $2.15 EPS on November, 29.They anticipate $0.45 EPS change or 26.47 % from last quarter’s $1.7 EPS. ULTA’s profit would be $128.50M giving it 35.83 P/E if the $2.15 EPS is correct. After having $2.46 EPS previously, Ulta Beauty, Inc.’s analysts see -12.60 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.19% or $3.63 during the last trading session, reaching $308.12. About 1.55 million shares traded or 49.96% up from the average. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 25.01% since November 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.39% the S&P500.

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

Among 13 analysts covering Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Ulta Beauty had 17 analyst reports since May 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by William O’Neil \u0026 Co with “Buy” on Friday, November 9. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Monday, August 20. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, May 15 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, August 31 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, May 31 by Oppenheimer. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Friday, June 1 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 30 by Buckingham Research. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, June 5 report. As per Friday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $18.42 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 30.06 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: Streetinsider.com which released: “ULTA Salon (ULTA) PT Raised to $340 at Credit Suisse Following Investor Day” on November 09, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “3 Retail Stocks to Buy Despite All the Fearmongering” published on November 01, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Valuation Becomes a Problem for Ulta Stock at $300” on November 08, 2018. More interesting news about Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Kylie Cosmetics goes bricks-and-mortar at Ulta” published on November 09, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “ULTA Salon (ULTA) PT Raised to $335 at Guggenheim” with publication date: November 09, 2018.

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