Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) – Equities research analysts at KeyCorp lifted their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. KeyCorp analyst J. Gere now anticipates that the firm will post earnings per share of $6.31 for the year, up from their prior forecast of $6.22. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance’s Q1 2018 earnings at $1.78 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $7.84 EPS.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on ULTA. Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $250.00 target price (up from $235.00) on shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance in a research report on Saturday, June 25th. Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $300.00 target price (up from $260.00) on shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Cowen and Company increased their target price on Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance from $265.00 to $286.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $265.50.

Earnings History and Estimates for Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ:ULTA)

Shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ:ULTA) traded up 0.16% on Monday, hitting $259.14. 90,146 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $16.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.62 and a beta of 0.70. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance has a 1-year low of $146.77 and a 1-year high of $278.63. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $242.16 and its 200-day moving average price is $235.98.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ:ULTA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 25th. The company reported $1.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.03. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance had a net margin of 8.35% and a return on equity of 26.05%. The company had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.06 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.15 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.9% on a year-over-year basis.

In other Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance news, CEO Mary Dillon sold 51,885 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $245.73, for a total value of $12,749,701.05. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 76,089 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $18,697,349.97. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Catherine Ann Halligan sold 400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $239.40, for a total value of $95,760.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 3,921 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $938,687.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 6.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. HBK Investments L P increased its stake in shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance by 312.4% in the first quarter. HBK Investments L P now owns 79,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,422,000 after buying an additional 60,300 shares in the last quarter. Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance during the first quarter valued at $605,000. Bogle Investment Management L P DE acquired a new stake in shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance during the first quarter valued at $11,407,000. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance by 8.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 443,274 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,837,000 after buying an additional 36,093 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Marsico Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance during the first quarter valued at $2,813,000. 87.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Company Profile

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc is a beauty retailer. The Company operates specialty retail stores selling cosmetics, fragrance, haircare and skincare products, and related accessories and services. The Company operates through three segments: retail stores, salon services and e-commerce. The Company also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin and brow services.

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