Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-9.81 (-2.34%)
(As of 03:40 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
626,515 shs
Average Volume
767,624 shs
Market Capitalization
$19.76 billion
P/E Ratio
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Ulta Beauty MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.70 Rating Score
36.7% Upside
$556.52 Price Target
Short Interest
2.66% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.97mentions of Ulta Beauty in the last 14 days
Based on 25 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$12.92 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $26.55 to $29.22 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.

4.93 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

5th out of 199 stocks

Retail Stores, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

2nd out of 13 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.

ULTA Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Retail stores, not elsewhere classified
Specialty Stores
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Price Target and Rating

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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
20 Analysts


Net Income
$1.29 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.21 billion
Cash Flow
$31.69 per share
Book Value
$46.94 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$20.24 billion

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


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

  • Ulta Beauty has a strong presence in the specialty beauty retail sector in the United States, offering a wide range of branded and private label beauty products.
  • The company provides beauty services in addition to selling products, enhancing customer engagement and loyalty.
  • Ulta Beauty's online platform and mobile applications provide additional revenue streams and opportunities for growth.
  • Recent positive developments in the beauty industry have increased consumer spending on beauty products, benefiting Ulta Beauty's sales.
  • Ulta Beauty's stock price has shown resilience and potential for growth, making it an attractive investment option.


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

  • Competition in the beauty retail sector is intense, with other major players vying for market share, potentially impacting Ulta Beauty's growth prospects.
  • Economic downturns or shifts in consumer preferences could affect discretionary spending on beauty products, impacting Ulta Beauty's sales.
  • Changes in regulations or tariffs related to beauty products could increase operating costs for Ulta Beauty, affecting profitability.
  • Supply chain disruptions or challenges in sourcing beauty products could lead to inventory issues for Ulta Beauty.
  • Fluctuations in currency exchange rates may impact Ulta Beauty's international operations and financial performance.
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 Thursday, April 11, 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?

20 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ulta Beauty in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings, 13 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" ULTA shares.
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What is Ulta Beauty's stock price target for 2024?

20 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Ulta Beauty's stock. Their ULTA share price targets range from $350.00 to $690.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $556.52 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 36.7% 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 start of the year. Since then, ULTA stock has decreased by 16.9% and is now trading at $407.23.
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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 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $7.49 by $0.59. The specialty retailer earned $3.55 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations 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 was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $6.68 EPS.
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How will Ulta Beauty's stock buyback program work?

Ulta Beauty announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, March 14th 2024, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 7.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's board 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 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 many different 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%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.25%), AMI Asset Management Corp (0.22%) and Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (0.19%). Insiders that own company stock include Anita Jane Ryan, Catherine Ann Halligan, 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 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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