Growth Analysis of ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (ULTA)

Posted August 27, 2017

The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.68, according to consensus of 23 analysts. The company's net profit margin has achieved the current level of 8.8 percent and possesses 36 percent gross margin.

"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. Td Asset Incorporated holds 22,693 shares. The firm earned "Perform" rating on Monday, July 31 by Oppenheimer. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Friday, March 11 with "Hold" rating. $9.39 million worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) was sold by Eck Dennis K on Monday, June 5. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Bk Corporation owns 120,208 shares or 0.06% of their USA portfolio. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Friday, October 14 with "Outperform" rating. The company's 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 27.98 and 23.78. We can also see that this strategy hasn't been a victor all the time, rather it has won 8 times and lost 4 times, for a 67% win-rate and again, that 117.3% return in less than two-full months of trading. (NYSE:TIF) previous 52-week high was $97.29 and moved up 27.12% over the same period, trading at a volume of 2.77 million. On Wednesday, March 29 the insider Settersten Scott M sold $3.26 million. 500 shares were sold by Halligan Catherine Ann, worth $156,182 on Thursday, June 1. Kbc Grp Inc Nv invested 0.02% in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). The stock of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, May 27 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 37,763 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $10,849,000 after buying an additional 21,966 shares during the period. Also, Director Robert F. Diromualdo sold 20,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Com owns 593,219 shares. Cap Fund holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) for 79,666 shares. Kimbell David C also sold $4.09M worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Thursday, March 30. The stock of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Friday, December 4 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, August 26 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold".

On July 14, 2017 the stock rating was changed to "Conviction Buy" by Goldman Sachs which is up from the previous "Buy" rating.

Also covering Ulta Beauty's price target, a total of 17 brokerages have released a report on ULTA. Kalmar Investments De holds 132,154 shares or 1.73% of its portfolio. Moreover, Southernsun Asset Management Llc has 3.39% invested in the company for 2.00 million shares. The Company offers approximately 20,000 products from over 500 beauty brands across all categories, including the Company's own private label. Raymond James upgraded the shares of ULTA in report on Thursday, February 11 to "Strong Buy" rating. The Company offers cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services.

With a total market value of $0, Ulta Beauty has 52 week low of $225.13 and a 52 week high of $314.86 with a PE ratio of 32.82. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Morgan Stanley. "Buy It!" on August 24, 2017. Calvert Investment Mgmt reported 3,568 shares. It turned negative, as 67 investors sold CLX shares while 261 reduced holdings. O'HERLIHY CHRISTOPHER A sold $5.25 million worth of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) by 26,835 shares to 664,890 shares, valued at $55.64 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing.