Media headlines about Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ulta Beauty earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.5318282603684 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Stocks to Track: Ulta Beauty, Inc., (NASDAQ: ULTA), Universal Display Corporation, (NASDAQ: OLED), Cimarex … – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
- Ulta Beauty: Value Of Growth Exceeds Price – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Most wanted beauty product by women is the eyeshadow palette while men want moisturizer – MarketWatch (marketwatch.com)
- Time To Get Back With This Beauty – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) to Post $2.78 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) traded up $2.14 on Thursday, hitting $217.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,384,413 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,029,702. The company has a market capitalization of $13,105.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.98, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.55. Ulta Beauty has a 52-week low of $187.96 and a 52-week high of $314.86.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on ULTA shares. Jefferies Group set a $300.00 price objective on Ulta Beauty and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Robert W. Baird set a $335.00 price objective on Ulta Beauty and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $330.00 price objective on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Loop Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $300.00 price objective (down previously from $350.00) on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research note on Friday, August 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Cowen set a $336.00 price objective on Ulta Beauty and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Ulta Beauty currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $257.39.
In related news, Director Charles Heilbronn purchased 127,889 shares of Ulta Beauty stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $195.21 per share, for a total transaction of $24,965,211.69. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 5.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Ulta Beauty Company Profile
Ulta Beauty, Inc is a holding company for the Ulta Beauty group of companies. The Company is a beauty retailer. The Company offers cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. The Company offers approximately 20,000 products from over 500 beauty brands across all categories, including the Company’s own private label.
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