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

May 17, 2018 - By Alfred Lee

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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.
Moreover, Pension Service has 0.08% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Parametric Assocs stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Harvey Capital Management Inc stated it has 3,700 shares. Captrust Financial stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Factory Mutual Insur Commerce, Massachusetts-based fund reported 22,500 shares. Stifel Fincl holds 0.01% or 14,891 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 46,128 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag owns 115,143 shares. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Moreover, Ny State Teachers Retirement has 0.04% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Moreover, First Retail Bank Of Omaha has 0.42% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Stephens Investment Grp Inc Limited Co has invested 0.7% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Federated Investors Pa has invested 0.18% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). 13,419 are owned by Lpl Financial Ltd. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada reported 127,014 shares stake.

Since April 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $12.53 million activity. 16,286 shares were sold by Dillon Mary N, worth $3.37 million. $685,057 worth of stock was sold by Nagler Lorna on Monday, April 16.

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 26.08 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 2.23% or $5.6148 during the last trading session, reaching $257.6348. About 500,845 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. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Friday, March 16. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Overweight” rating and $270 target. The rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research to “Buy” on Tuesday, December 19. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 10 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, May 15 to “Outperform”. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, November 30. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 16 by Loop Capital. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 15 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, January 11. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 9 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, March 16.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $15.59 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 28.75 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: Schaeffersresearch.com which released: “Weight Watchers, Ulta Beauty Stocks Get More Analyst Love” on May 15, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Ulta, Valero, And 3 Other Stocks Showing Signs Of More Upside This Week” published on May 08, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Death Of Retail Is Premature” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Ulta’s Valuation Pushes This Bull To The Sidelines” published on May 02, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “UPDATE: UBS Starts ULTA Salon (ULTA) at Buy” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

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