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ValuEngine Lowers Ulta Beauty (ULTA) to Sell

De Burlo Group Inc sold 35,940 shares as the company's stock rose 6.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,979 shares of the 2007 company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $673,000, up from 999 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rhenman & Partners Asset Management Ab who had been investing in Epizyme Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $17.7. It has outperformed by 75.15% the S&P500. Zacks Investment Research raised Ulta Beauty from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $246.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, February 5th. (ULTA) by 95.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.68% of the company's stock. BidaskClub cut Ulta Beauty from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Saturday, February 17th. The stock decreased 3.34% or $6.71 during the last trading session, reaching $194. 2,207,951 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,160,036. Jennison Associates LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Ulta Beauty by 12.1% during the 4th quarter. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $11.83B company. 5,210 shares were sold by LYLES LESTER L, worth $1.15M on Friday, February 23.

Among 28 analysts covering Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.31, from 0.74 in 2017Q2. 29 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. Hbk Limited Partnership reported 67,902 shares. Strs Ohio invested in 29,986 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker Incorporated owns 316 shares. Grace White reported 0.86% stake. Guggenheim Capital has 285,653 shares. Highbridge Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 25,918 shares. Northern Corporation holds 0.18% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 3.43 million shares. Employees Retirement System of Texas' holdings in Ulta Beauty were worth $3,802,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. (NASDAQ:EPZM). Macquarie Gru Ltd holds 41,100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 280,180 shares. Ameriprise holds 0.15% or 1.39M shares in its portfolio. They expect $2.78 earnings per share, up 24.11% or $0.54 from last year's $2.24 per share. The specialty retailer reported $1.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.03. Therefore 24% are positive. Apache Corporation had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BancorpSouth Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Ulta Beauty in the 4th quarter valued at $230,000. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $262.91. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $220 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 30 with "Hold". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Mizuho. As per Wednesday, May 31, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold" on Monday, January 8.

Elm Ridge Management Llc, which manages about $1.38 billion and $237.62M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Southwestern Energy Co (NYSE:SWN) by 132,711 shares to 658,959 shares, valued at $4.03M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 102 investors sold Ulta Beauty, Inc. shares while 170 reduced holdings. Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its stake in Ulta Beauty by 16.5% during the 3rd quarter.

Ulta Beauty, Inc is a holding company for the Ulta Beauty group of companies. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Twin Cap Mngmt holds 26,860 shares. The Netherlands-based Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.01% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. KeyCorp set a $270.00 price target on shares of Ulta Beauty and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. It was reported on Mar, 4 by Barchart.com. 251 are owned by Assetmark Inc. Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.08% in Chico's FAS, Inc. Hartford Inv Mngmt Comm has 0.05% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 3,509 shares. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. grew its stake in Ulta Beauty by 118.4% during the 3rd quarter. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.11% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Wednesday, July 19. (NASDAQ:ULTA). First Mercantile Trust Commerce reported 0.08% stake. Creative Planning holds 0.01% or 6,637 shares. Columbus Circle stated it has 135,032 shares or 0.52% of all its holdings.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $24.97 million activity.

Navellier & Associates Inc, which manages about $2.37B and $514.86 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in 51Job Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) by 22,567 shares to 32,406 shares, valued at $1.96 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD grew its stake in Ulta Beauty by 22.3% during the 3rd quarter. Ulta Beauty had a return on equity of 29.64% and a net margin of 8.82%. research analysts anticipate that Ulta Beauty will post 8.35 EPS for the current year.

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. ULTA's profit would be $169.57M giving it 17.45 P/E if the $2.78 EPS is correct. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 63.53% EPS growth.



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