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

November 11, 2018 - By Margaret Downey

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.21, from 1.02 in 2018Q1. It increased, 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.
Gillespie Robinson Grimm Inc invested 1.17% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Dupont Mngmt invested in 692 shares. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt holds 0.83% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 425,000 shares. Qs Limited Liability holds 723 shares. Bessemer Gp has invested 0% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Carroll Financial Associate Inc owns 329 shares. Brinker Capital holds 0.17% or 19,375 shares. 18,800 are owned by Hudson Bay Capital Mgmt Lp. Vanguard Grp Inc holds 0.06% or 5.77 million shares in its portfolio. Goodnow Inv Grp Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2,960 shares. Jabre Capital Prtnrs holds 0.03% or 2,050 shares. Nuwave Inv Mngmt Llc invested 0.26% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Exane Derivatives has invested 0% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Nomura Hldgs holds 2,116 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Life Ins has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA).

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $41.36 million activity. Another trade for 7,032 shares valued at $1.78M was made by Settersten Scott M on Tuesday, June 5. 400 Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares with value of $100,976 were sold by Halligan Catherine Ann. The insider Nagler Lorna sold $552,383. The insider WITTMAN VANESSA AMES sold $149,963. 8,000 Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares with value of $2.01 million were sold by CHILDS JEFFREY J. $12.55 million worth of stock was sold 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 1.55M 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 firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, May 15 by Oppenheimer. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 24 report. William O’Neil \u0026 Co maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Friday, November 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Wednesday, May 30. BMO Capital Markets maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, June 1 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, August 20. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, June 1 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research on Wednesday, May 30. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, September 7 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, May 31.

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: Bizjournals.com which released: “Kylie Cosmetics goes bricks-and-mortar at Ulta” on November 09, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “ULTA Salon (ULTA) PT Raised to $335 at Guggenheim” published on November 09, 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: Nasdaq.com and their article: “3 Retail Stocks to Buy Despite All the Fearmongering” published on November 01, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “ULTA Salon (ULTA) PT Raised to $340 at Credit Suisse Following Investor Day” with publication date: November 09, 2018.

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