Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA): This Stock is Ticking Every Box for Top Investors


Ulta Beauty Inc. kicked off the trading day on 10/10/19 with a price increase of 1.56%, equivalent to $3.71 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, ULTA had a 52-week range of $224.43 to $368.83. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $241.75 after starting the trading session at $237.65. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $277.86, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $314.11.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $1134316, but has maintained average daily volume of $1.65M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $1.05 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $2.03 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $60.45 million, simultaneously with a float of $56.33 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $14.61 billion.

Ulta Beauty Inc.(ULTA) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. Ulta Beauty Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.30%, in contrast to 94.30% institutional ownership. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Sep 30 this organization’s Director bought 70,009 at the rate of 248.66, making the entire transaction hit 17,408,736 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 2,026,679. Preceding that transaction, on Sep 27 Company’s Director bought 58,582 at a price of 243.03, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 14,237,165. This particular insider is now the holder of 1,956,670 in total.

If we take a glance at the Ownership summary of Ulta Beauty Inc.’s stock, Institutional holders make up 94.30% of its total stock ownership. All together, they are the legal holders of 60.45M shares. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, The Vanguard Group, Inc. owns 5,814,049 shares, with BlackRock Fund Advisors in 2nd place owning 3,058,335 shares and AllianceBernstein LP in third place with total ownership of 2,897,596 shares.

Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on 7/30/2019, the organization reported $2.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $2.8) by -$0.04.

This company achieved a net margin of 9.86 while generating a return on equity of 37.8. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 3.82 per share during the current fiscal year.

Ulta Beauty Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 14.30%, and is forecasted to reach 13.34 in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 10.22% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 28.30% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

Now turning our attention to the current performance indicators for Ulta Beauty Inc., this organization’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.60. The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 7.95. Alongside those, its PE Ratio stands at $20.46, and its Beta score is 1.14.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 2.06 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 21.28. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 7.65, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 5.42.

In the same vein, ULTA’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months was posted at 11.81, a figure that is expected to reach 2.14 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 13.34 at the market close of one year from today’s date.