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S&P 500   5,123.41
DOW   37,983.24
QQQ   438.27
5 Trends You Need to Know This Quarter
MarketBeat Week in Review – 4/8 - 4/12
Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born
Diplomat tapped as Latvia's new foreign minister as incumbent quits following flights scandal
It's almost April 15. Here's how to reduce stress and get your taxes done
Nearing 50 Supreme Court arguments in, lawyer Lisa Blatt keeps winning
How O.J. Simpson burned the Ford Bronco into America's collective memory
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DOW   37,983.24
QQQ   438.27
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MarketBeat Week in Review – 4/8 - 4/12
Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born
Diplomat tapped as Latvia's new foreign minister as incumbent quits following flights scandal
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Nearing 50 Supreme Court arguments in, lawyer Lisa Blatt keeps winning
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Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$442.32
-5.59 (-1.25%)
(As of 04/12/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$441.00
$448.50
50-Day Range
$439.98
$567.18
52-Week Range
$368.02
$574.76
Volume
487,251 shs
Average Volume
1.17 million shs
Market Capitalization
$21.35 billion
P/E Ratio
16.98
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$570.70

Ulta Beauty MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.74 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
29.0% Upside
$570.70 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.66% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-1.83
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.69mentions of Ulta Beauty in the last 14 days
Based on 43 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$12.92 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
10.06%
From $26.74 to $29.43 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.94 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

7th out of 197 stocks

Retail Stores, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

2nd out of 12 stocks

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About Ulta Beauty Stock (NASDAQ:ULTA)

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a specialty beauty retailer in the United States. The company offers branded and private label beauty products, including cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products, professional hair products, and salon styling tools through its Ulta Beauty stores, shop-in-shops, Ulta.com website, and its mobile applications. It also offers beauty services, including hair, makeup, brow, and skin services at its stores. The company was formerly known as ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. and changed its name to Ulta Beauty, Inc. in January 2017. Ulta Beauty, Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
3/14/2024
Today
4/13/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/23/2024
Fiscal Year End
1/31/2025

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Retail stores, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Specialty Stores
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:ULTA
CUSIP
90384S30
Fax
N/A
Employees
56,000
Year Founded
1990

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$570.70
High Stock Price Target
$690.00
Low Stock Price Target
$450.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+29.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.74
Research Coverage
19 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.29 billion
Pretax Margin
15.13%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.21 billion
Cash Flow
$31.22 per share
Book Value
$46.94 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
48,105,000
Market Cap
$21.35 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.30

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Should I Buy Ulta Beauty Stock? ULTA Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Ulta Beauty, Inc.:

  • Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates specialty retail stores selling a wide range of beauty products, including cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, and salon services, catering to a diverse customer base.
  • The company offers both branded and private label beauty products, providing a unique assortment that can attract loyal customers and differentiate itself in the market.
  • Ulta Beauty's distribution channels include stores, website, and mobile applications, allowing for omnichannel retailing and reaching customers through multiple touchpoints.
  • With a focus on salon services and professional hair products, Ulta Beauty can benefit from recurring revenue streams and higher-margin services in addition to product sales.
  • Recent positive analyst recommendations and ratings for Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) indicate confidence in the company's performance and potential growth, which can be encouraging for investors.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Ulta Beauty, Inc. for these reasons:

  • While Ulta Beauty has a strong presence in the beauty retail sector, it faces competition from other retailers and e-commerce platforms, which could impact market share and profitability.
  • The retail industry, especially specialty stores like Ulta Beauty, is subject to consumer trends and economic conditions, which can lead to fluctuations in demand and sales performance.
  • Investing in individual stocks like Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) carries inherent risks related to market volatility, company-specific factors, and external events that can affect stock prices.
  • Changes in consumer preferences, beauty trends, or regulatory environment could pose challenges for Ulta Beauty's product offerings and services, requiring continuous adaptation and innovation.
  • Considering the current stock price and valuation metrics, investors should conduct thorough research and analysis to determine if Ulta Beauty's stock is trading at a reasonable valuation and aligns with their investment objectives.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Ulta Beauty pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

ULTA Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Ulta Beauty stock right now?

19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ulta Beauty in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings, 13 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" ULTA shares.
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What is Ulta Beauty's stock price target for 2024?

19 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Ulta Beauty's shares. Their ULTA share price targets range from $450.00 to $690.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $570.70 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 29.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have ULTA shares performed in 2024?

Ulta Beauty's stock was trading at $489.99 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, ULTA stock has decreased by 9.7% and is now trading at $442.32.
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When is Ulta Beauty's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 23rd 2024.
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How were Ulta Beauty's earnings last quarter?

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 14th. The specialty retailer reported $8.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $7.49 by $0.59. The specialty retailer earned $3.55 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.53 billion. Ulta Beauty had a net margin of 11.52% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 61.64%. Ulta Beauty's revenue for the quarter was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $6.68 earnings per share.
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How will Ulta Beauty's stock buyback program work?

Ulta Beauty declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, March 14th 2024, which authorizes the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 7.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has Ulta Beauty issued on next quarter's earnings?

Ulta Beauty issued an update on its FY25 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $26.20-27.00 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.85. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.7-11.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.78 billion.

What is Mary Dillon's approval rating as Ulta Beauty's CEO?

2,453 employees have rated Ulta Beauty Chief Executive Officer Mary Dillon on Glassdoor.com. Mary Dillon has an approval rating of 83% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Ulta Beauty own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ulta Beauty investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Walt Disney (DIS), Micron Technology (MU), Salesforce (CRM), PayPal (PYPL), Boeing (BA) and Visa (V).

Who are Ulta Beauty's major shareholders?

Ulta Beauty's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Global Assets Advisory LLC (0.70%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.56%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (0.53%), Running Oak Capital LLC (0.04%), Liberty Capital Management Inc. (0.02%) and Czech National Bank (0.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Anita Jane Ryan, Catherine Ann Halligan, Charles Heilbronn, George R Mrkonic Jr, George R Mrkonic, Jr, Jeffrey J Childs, Jodi J Caro, Kecia Steelman, Lorna Nagler, Mary N Dillon, Michael R Macdonald, Mike C Smith and Scott M Settersten.
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How do I buy shares of Ulta Beauty?

Shares of ULTA stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Ulta Beauty have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Ulta Beauty: GlamST, QM Scientific, Ulta Beauty Cosmetics, Ulta Beauty Credit Services Corporation, Ulta Inc., and Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance.
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This page (NASDAQ:ULTA) was last updated on 4/13/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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