When Should You Buy Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA)?

Old Second National Bank Of Aurora bought 4,518 shares as the company's stock rose 6.88% with the market.

Old Second National Bank Of Aurora, which manages about $240.35M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in J P Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 9,725 shares to 71,715 shares, valued at $6.85 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fra now has $12.49B valuation. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $208.4.

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) had its price objective dropped by investment analysts at Wolfe Research from $267.00 to $236.00 in a report released on Monday. It has outperformed by 11.78% the S&P500. (ULTA) by 198.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 346,000 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.17M, down from 396,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $176.55 million. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 12,022 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $2,689,000 after purchasing an additional 654 shares in the last quarter. About 3,297 shares traded or 5.98% up from the average. Bb&T Secs Lc holds 0.01% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) has risen 19.58% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $24.97 million activity.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. Finally, Vetr raised Ulta Beauty from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 28.00% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 22.30% revenue growth over that same time frame. SAP's profit will be $680.78 million for 47.80 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 63.53% EPS growth.

Ardsley Advisory Partners holds 1.87% of its portfolio in Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for 1.91 million shares. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 54% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 113 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, July 17.

Ulta Beauty, Inc is a holding company for the Ulta Beauty group of companies. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $59 target. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, August 26 by Buckingham Research. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 26. Catalyst Advsr Ltd Llc owns 0.08% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $262.02. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with "Buy" on Friday, August 28. On Thursday, October 22 the stock rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with "Market Perform". (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 26. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with "Buy" on Friday, May 27. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. Loop Capital initiated it with "Hold" rating and $285.0 target in Thursday, February 9 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 102 investors sold ULTA shares while 170 reduced holdings.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Hutchin Hill Cap Lp reported 0.01% in Hurco Companies, Inc. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Company reported 23,659 shares. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 2,912 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $651,000 after buying an additional 252 shares during the period. 2,500 are held by Pacad.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) Holdings Increased by US Bancorp DE" was reported by registrarjournal.com and is the property of of registrarjournal.com. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 0.02% or 10,875 shares. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Moreover, Advisers Limited has 0% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc., a Nebraska-based fund reported 91 shares. D E Shaw Co Inc, a New York-based fund reported 94,194 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Incorporated holds 0.21% or 3.69 million shares. Principal Gp, Iowa-based fund reported 88,562 shares. Ulta Beauty Inc has a 52 week low of $187.96 and a 52 week high of $314.86.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.04 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 401,300 shares. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 1,235 shares. Blair William & Il accumulated 27,409 shares. Redmond Asset Mgmt Ltd Com holds 0.43% or 26,812 shares. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 3,567 shares. Moreover, Ithaka Group Llc has 4.28% invested in the company for 103,036 shares. (NYSE:CF). First Mercantile Trust has 3,129 shares. Sei Invs invested 0.01% in Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.