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Rafferty Asset Management LLC Increases Holdings in Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA)

About 102 shares traded. (NASDAQ:STRL) has risen 121.51% since September 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.16% the S&P500. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 86 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (ULTA) by 26% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Following the purchase, the director now owns 6,224 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,296,894.88. The specialty retailer reported $1.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.78 by $0.05. Ulta Beauty Inc. The company has a market cap of $13.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.15 and a beta of 0.57. Invesco reported 1.05M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. About 237,583 shares traded. Guardian Life Insurance Of America has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.75, from 1.63 in 2017Q1.

Ulta Beauty Incorporated (NASDAQ:ULTA) had an increase of 28.39% in short interest. 83 funds opened positions while 169 raised stakes. Trust Co Of Vermont owns 156 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 20,400 were accumulated by Gabelli Funds. The stock of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, June 20. The stock of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has "Peer Perform" rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by Wolfe Research. Strs Ohio reported 114,742 shares. State Bank owns 1,668 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. Efg Asset Management (Americas) holds 0.13% or 1,196 shares. QS Investors LLC now owns 730 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $210,000 after purchasing an additional 6 shares in the last quarter.

BT Investment Management Ltd bought a new position in shares of Ulta Beauty Inc. Its up 28.39% from 2.51M shares previously. On average, equities analysts forecast that Ulta Beauty Inc. will post $8.38 earnings per share for the current year. Reilly Financial Advisors Limited Liability Company has 57 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $350.00 price target on shares of Ulta Beauty and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. More interesting news about Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Leaning Bullish On Ulta Beauty, But Some Risks Remain" published on September 14, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Ulta: Strong Earnings Is The Problem" with publication date: August 28, 2017.

Since March 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $15.77 million activity. Boston Private Wealth Limited Liability Corp has 0.12% invested in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). Cibc Inc has 0.01% invested in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). Chase Investment Counsel Corp boosted its stake in Ulta Beauty by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 48% are positive. BAE Systems Plc had 195 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 6. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a buy rating and issued a $300.00 target price (down from $330.00) on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research note on Friday, August 25th. The company was maintained on Monday, August 14 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has "Buy" rating by DA Davidson on Monday, May 9. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by Buckingham Research. The firm has "Conviction Buy" rating given on Friday, July 14 by Goldman Sachs. Ulta Beauty's revenue was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter previous year. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ulta Beauty from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Monday, May 9 to "Market Perform". Evergreen Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.07% or 2,050 shares. Its up 0.44, from 1.13 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 47 investors sold ULTA shares while 194 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. Keybank Natl Association Oh reported 4,299 shares stake. The Oz Management Lp holds 45,000 shares with $918,000 value, down from 60,900 last quarter. (NYSE:NVR). The Massachusetts-based State Street has invested 0.03% in NVR, Inc. It also reduced Marriott Intl Inc New (NASDAQ:MAR) stake by 4,708 shares and now owns 198,483 shares. Ajo Limited Partnership accumulated 0.2% or 19,442 shares. First Financial Bank has 10,786 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.01% or 21,474 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley has 1.17 million shares. Axa stated it has 33,140 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. The highest sales estimate is $1.36 billion and the lowest is $1.32 billion. ROSIER WILLIAM GRADY also sold $1.07 million worth of NVR, Inc. FANCHER SCOTT W sold 2,721 shares worth $499,603. The insider Eck Dennis K sold 6,400 shares worth $1.80 million.



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