Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) Expected to Post Earnings of $2.77 Per Share

Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) Expected to Post Earnings of $2.77 Per Share

The institutional investor held 4,700 shares of the 2007 company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.06 million, up from 2,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hahn Capital Management Llc who had been investing in First Republic Bank for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.62 billion market cap company. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,390,665 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $314,378,000 after acquiring an additional 512,315 shares during the last quarter. About 495,112 shares traded.

Analysts expect that Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) will post $2.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500. (ULTA) by 2.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc acquired 7,690 shares as Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA)'s stock rose 6.88%. The stock increased 1.93% or $4.49 during the last trading session, reaching $237.64. It has outperformed by 23.42% the S&P500. Brighton Jones Llc sold 1,824 shares as Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (ULTA)'s stock rose 6.88%. Therefore 54% are positive.

Hanseatic Management Services Inc. boosted its position in Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. KeyCorp set a $270.00 price target on shares of Ulta Beauty and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research to "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, August 26.

Westwood Management Corp decreased its stake in Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, September 28. Nomura maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Friday, August 26 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 4. Fincl Bank Of America De reported 0.02% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Tuesday, October 31 with "Hold" rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. The company reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.03. It worsened, as 102 investors sold ULTA shares while 170 reduced holdings. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance by 25.3% in the second quarter. Geode Cap Management Ltd has 0.06% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. Fiduciary Trust accumulated 37,309 shares.

Ulta Beauty, Inc is a holding company for the Ulta Beauty group of companies. First Midwest Bancorporation Trust Division holds 0.02% or 892 shares in its portfolio. Chicago Equity Partners Ltd Liability has 1,280 shares.

ULTA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. $24.97M worth of Ulta Beauty, Inc. Shell Asset Management reported 245,310 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement Systems invested in 98,226 shares or 0.05% of the stock. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Harvey Mngmt reported 0.43% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. Moreover, Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. Koshinski Asset Mngmt holds 5,413 shares. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt bought a new stake in Ulta Beauty in the 3rd quarter worth about $83,642,000. Global X stated it has 0.01% in Rockwell Collins, Inc. COL's profit will be $255.41M for 22.11 P/E if the $1.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 62.94% EPS growth.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $24.97 million activity. (NASDAQ:FLL) was sold by THOMAS CRAIG W on Tuesday, December 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 1.80, from 2.72 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 72 investors sold AIG shares while 293 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. First Trust LP owns 56,192 shares or 0.03% of their U.S. portfolio. Two Sigma Secs Ltd Liability Com accumulated 10,480 shares or 0% of the stock. Hedeker Wealth Ltd Com owns 3,900 shares for 0.48% of their portfolio. Renaissance Llc reported 747,213 shares. It also increased its holding in Ford Mtr Co Del Com Par $0.01 (NYSE:F) by 99,187 shares in the quarter, for a total of 117,018 shares, and has risen its stake in Schwab U.S. Broad Market Etf (SCHB). About 2.57M shares traded. Pnc Fincl has 0% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 11,790 shares. 241,500 are held by Gamco Investors Et Al. Moreover, Coldstream Mgmt has 0.03% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 112.95 million shares or 7.42% less from 122.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alpha Cubed Invests Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in Full House Resorts, Inc.

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