WINTON GROUP Ltd Has $1.26 Million Position in Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA)

WINTON GROUP Ltd decreased its stake in shares of Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) by 43.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,585 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 4,239 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Ulta Beauty were worth $1,263,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in ULTA. Sun Life Financial INC lifted its position in shares of Ulta Beauty by 4,655.6% during the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 428 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 419 shares during the last quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ulta Beauty during the 2nd quarter valued at $157,000. QS Investors LLC raised its stake in shares of Ulta Beauty by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 730 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $210,000 after purchasing an additional 6 shares during the period. Cypress Capital Group bought a new stake in shares of Ulta Beauty during the 2nd quarter valued at $218,000. Finally, QCM Cayman Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Ulta Beauty during the 2nd quarter valued at $248,000. 88.45% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $260.00 price objective (down from $330.00) on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $295.00 target price (down from $335.00) on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research note on Friday, August 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $225.00 target price on Ulta Beauty and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $270.00 target price (down from $300.00) on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group lowered Ulta Beauty from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $290.00 to $267.00 in a research note on Monday, October 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $261.12.

In related news, Director Charles Heilbronn bought 127,889 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $195.21 per share, for a total transaction of $24,965,211.69. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 5.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) opened at $221.64 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $12,965.76, a PE ratio of 27.68, a PEG ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 0.55. Ulta Beauty Inc. has a 1 year low of $187.96 and a 1 year high of $314.86.

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Ulta Beauty Company Profile

Ulta Beauty, Inc is a holding company for the Ulta Beauty group of companies. The Company is a beauty retailer. The Company offers cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. The Company offers approximately 20,000 products from over 500 beauty brands across all categories, including the Company’s own private label.

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