Short Interest Worth Mentioning Today: Can Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ:ULTA)’s Tomorrow Be Different? The Stock Had Decline in Shorts

November 18, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Worth Mentioning Today: Can Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ:ULTA)’s Tomorrow Be Different? The Stock Had Decline in Shorts

The stock of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ:ULTA) registered a decrease of 13.3% in short interest. ULTA’s total short interest was 2.05 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 13.3% from 2.36 million shares, reported previously. With 933,200 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their ULTA’s short positions. The short interest to Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance’s float is 3.65%. About 168,406 shares traded hands. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 21.37% since April 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.94% the S&P500.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is a beauty retailer. The company has a market cap of $15.83 billion. The Firm operates specialty retail stores selling cosmetics, fragrance, haircare and skincare products, and related accessories and services. It has a 43.9 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: retail stores, salon services and e-commerce.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 0.99 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 48 funds sold all Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. shares owned while 178 reduced positions. 93 funds bought stakes while 131 increased positions. They now own 52.96 million shares or 7.47% less from 57.23 million shares in 2016Q1.
Fortaleza Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 30 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Barbara Oil Com holds 0.98% or 5,000 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Raymond James Financial Services Advsrs has 0.01% invested in Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 4,416 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors last reported 0.05% of its portfolio in the stock. First United Financial Bank last reported 1.11% of its portfolio in the stock. Globeflex Limited Partnership has 1,100 shares for 0.07% of their US portfolio. Jennison Associate Ltd Liability Co has 1.11M shares for 0.3% of their US portfolio. Pictet & Cie (Europe) Sa accumulated 0.05% or 1,000 shares. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Diversified Trust Communication last reported 0.09% of its portfolio in the stock. Voya Investment Mgmt Limited Com accumulated 419,826 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Tyvor Limited Liability Corp accumulated 4,301 shares or 0.33% of the stock. Gsa Capital Prtn Llp accumulated 1,748 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Asset has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt Corporation accumulated 11,050 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since June 3, 2016, the stock had 2 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $228.17 million net activity. Another trade for 10,490 shares valued at $2.64 million was made by Settersten Scott M on Tuesday, August 30. $5.05M worth of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares were sold by DiRomualdo Robert F. HEILBRONN CHARLES sold $212.34M worth of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Wednesday, September 14. Shares for $2.72 million were bought by Eck Dennis K. Halligan Catherine Ann sold $95,760 worth of stock or 400 shares. Shares for $12.75M were sold by Dillon Mary on Tuesday, August 30.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) Ratings Coverage

Out of 18 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 9 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc has been the topic of 50 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $231 target price in Friday, March 11 report. As per Friday, May 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Friday, March 11. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $178 price target. The stock of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 20 by BB&T Capital. Buckingham Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $325 target price in Friday, August 26 report. On Friday, May 27 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Jefferies on Friday, August 26. On Friday, May 27 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 27 by Jefferies. The stock of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Raymond James.

ULTA Company Profile

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., incorporated on January 9, 1990, is a beauty retailer. The Firm operates specialty retail stores selling cosmetics, fragrance, haircare and skincare products, and related accessories and services. The Firm operates through three divisions: retail stores, salon services and e-commerce. The Firm also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin and brow services. The Firm offers approximately 20,000 products from over 500 beauty brands across all categories and price points, including its own private label, the Ulta Beauty Collection. The Firm operates over 870 stores in approximately 50 states.

More important recent Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. Beats Expectations and Raises Its Outlook” on August 26, 2016, also Forbes.com published article titled: “Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance is Now Oversold (ULTA)”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ulta: Blemished Up-Close” on November 10, 2016. More interesting news about Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) was released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Why CSX Corporation (CSX), Ocular Therapeutix Inc (OCUL), and Ulta Salon …” with publication date: October 13, 2016.

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