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Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$433.24
-9.08 (-2.05%)
(As of 04/15/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$431.68
$444.87
50-Day Range
$433.24
$567.18
52-Week Range
$368.02
$574.76
Volume
904,495 shs
Average Volume
760,015 shs
Market Capitalization
$20.91 billion
P/E Ratio
16.63
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$570.70

Ulta Beauty MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.74 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
31.7% 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
0.71mentions of Ulta Beauty in the last 14 days
Based on 31 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.

4.92 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

8th out of 204 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.

ULTA Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
3/14/2024
Today
4/15/2024
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
+31.7%
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
$30.97 per share
Book Value
$46.94 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
48,105,000
Market Cap
$20.92 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 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.

Cons

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?

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 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Ulta Beauty's shares. Their ULTA share price targets range from $450.00 to $690.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $570.70 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 31.7% 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 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, ULTA shares have decreased by 11.6% and is now trading at $433.24.
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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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 14th. The specialty retailer reported $8.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $7.49 by $0.59. The specialty retailer had revenue of $3.55 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.53 billion. Ulta Beauty had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 61.64% and a net margin of 11.52%. Ulta Beauty's revenue for the quarter was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company 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 approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, March 14th 2024, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 7.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Global Assets Advisory LLC (0.70%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.56%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (0.53%), Pensioenfonds Rail & OV (0.14%), Running Oak Capital LLC (0.04%) and Liberty Capital Management Inc. (0.02%). 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 4/15/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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