Ulta Beauty (ULTA) – Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

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A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA):

  • 9/14/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/31/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty had its price target lowered by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. from $390.00 to $310.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty had its price target lowered by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $380.00 to $286.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty had its price target lowered by analysts at Cowen Inc from $375.00 to $313.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group. They now have a $330.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $375.00.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $300.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $390.00.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $250.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $360.00.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at Atlantic Securities from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $250.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $390.00.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $235.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $350.00.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was given a new $270.00 price target on by analysts at Loop Capital. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty had its price target lowered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $315.00 to $250.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a $275.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $395.00.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at William Blair to a “buy” rating.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was given a new $325.00 price target on by analysts at Guggenheim. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was given a new $310.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to a “buy” rating. They now have a $317.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $395.00.
  • 8/30/2019 – Ulta Beauty had its price target lowered by analysts at UBS Group AG from $365.00 to $300.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/21/2019 – Ulta Beauty was given a new $390.00 price target on by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/1/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/25/2019 – Ulta Beauty had its price target raised by analysts at UBS Group AG from $370.00 to $390.00. They now have a “top pick” rating on the stock.
  • 7/23/2019 – Ulta Beauty was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.

Shares of ULTA traded down $1.32 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $228.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 91,090 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,583,846. The business has a fifty day moving average of $292.87 and a 200 day moving average of $330.59. The company has a market cap of $13.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 1.07. Ulta Beauty Inc has a 1 year low of $224.43 and a 1 year high of $368.83. The company has a quick ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92.

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $2.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.79 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $1.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.68 billion. Ulta Beauty had a net margin of 9.86% and a return on equity of 37.04%. Ulta Beauty’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.46 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Ulta Beauty Inc will post 11.81 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Legacy Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ulta Beauty in the second quarter worth $26,000. Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its stake in shares of Ulta Beauty by 79.2% in the second quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 86 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $28,000 after acquiring an additional 38 shares during the last quarter. Next Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Ulta Beauty by 206.7% in the second quarter. Next Capital Management LLC now owns 92 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $32,000 after acquiring an additional 62 shares during the last quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its stake in shares of Ulta Beauty by 42.0% in the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 98 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $34,000 after acquiring an additional 29 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ulta Beauty in the second quarter worth $34,000. Institutional investors own 87.80% of the company’s stock.

Ulta Beauty, Inc operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company's stores offer cosmetics, fragrances, skincare and haircare products, bath and body products, and salon styling tools; salon services, including hair, skin, makeup, and brow services; and others, including nail products and accessories.

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