Claybrook Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 252 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $62,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its stake in Ulta Beauty by 92.4% in the 3rd quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 14,962 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,222,000 after buying an additional 7,184 shares during the period. Private Advisor Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ulta Beauty in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $358,000. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC grew its position in shares of Ulta Beauty by 14.5% in the 3rd quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 3,242 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $914,000 after buying an additional 411 shares during the last quarter. ING Groep NV purchased a new position in shares of Ulta Beauty in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,208,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in shares of Ulta Beauty by 24.4% in the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 19,214 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,421,000 after buying an additional 3,765 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.72% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ ULTA opened at $338.41 on Friday. Ulta Beauty Inc has a 12 month low of $199.15 and a 12 month high of $345.24. The company has a market cap of $18.47 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.01.

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 14th. The specialty retailer reported $3.61 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.56 by $0.05. Ulta Beauty had a net margin of 9.99% and a return on equity of 33.75%. The business had revenue of $2.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.11 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.75 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Ulta Beauty Inc will post 10.82 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on ULTA. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ulta Beauty from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Nomura lifted their target price on shares of Ulta Beauty from $311.00 to $315.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. Jefferies Financial Group lifted their target price on shares of Ulta Beauty from $335.00 to $357.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on shares of Ulta Beauty from $280.00 to $325.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $375.00 target price (up from $360.00) on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research note on Friday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Ulta Beauty currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $313.96.

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Ulta Beauty Profile

Ulta Beauty, Inc operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company's stores offer cosmetics, fragrances, haircare and skincare products, bath and body products, and salon styling tools; salon services, including hair, skin, and brow services; and others, including nail products and accessories.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA)

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