News articles about Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) have trended positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ulta Beauty earned a news impact score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.6369206784545 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $270.00 price target (down previously from $300.00) on shares of Ulta Beauty in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Vetr upgraded shares of Ulta Beauty from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $254.50 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, December 1st. Morgan Stanley set a $235.00 price target on shares of Ulta Beauty and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $270.00 price target on shares of Ulta Beauty in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $240.00 price target on shares of Ulta Beauty in a report on Thursday, January 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $265.53.

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) traded down $3.95 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $222.10. 984,189 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,180,000. Ulta Beauty has a 12-month low of $187.96 and a 12-month high of $314.86. The stock has a market cap of $13,550.00, a P/E ratio of 28.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.55.

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The specialty retailer reported $1.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.03. Ulta Beauty had a net margin of 8.82% and a return on equity of 29.64%. The firm had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.34 billion. analysts forecast that Ulta Beauty will post 8.36 EPS for the current year.

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About Ulta Beauty

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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