Ulta Salon Cosmetcs & Frag I (ULTA) Shareholder Columbus Circle Investors Cut Its Stake by $73.98 Million as Shares Were Volatile

May 19, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Donald Chiboucis decreased its stake in Ulta Salon Cosmetcs & Frag I (ULTA) by 28.58% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbus Circle Investors sold 291,245 shares as the company’s stock 0.00% . The hedge fund run by Donald Chiboucis held 727,983 shares of the 2007 company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $185.59 million, down from 1.02M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbus Circle Investors who had been investing in Ulta Salon Cosmetcs & Frag I for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.68B market cap company. The stock declined 1.01% or $3.01 reaching $294.81 per share. About 402,400 shares traded. Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 6.00% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has by 0.00% the S&P500.

Columbus Circle Investors, which manages about $17.54 billion and $7.67 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) by 185,482 shares to 578,278 shares, valued at $107.68 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB) by 170,150 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.01 million shares, and has risen its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 45 investors sold ULTA shares while 187 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. 52.15 million shares or 0.23% more from 52.03 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Clinton Grp reported 1,580 shares. Barrett Asset Mngmt Lc owns 269 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh reported 0.18% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). Asset Management Incorporated accumulated 5,240 shares. Moreover, Icon Advisers has 0.05% invested in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 3,000 shares. Cambridge Inv Research Advsrs Inc has invested 0.01% in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). Rothschild Asset Management holds 0.01% or 1,902 shares. Cadence Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.25% or 13,978 shares. 12,063 were reported by Calamos Advsr Lc. Lone Pine Cap Ltd accumulated 1.80M shares or 2.39% of the stock. Principal Group reported 94,185 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Moreover, Andra Ap has 0.07% invested in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 9,800 shares. Citadel Ltd Liability Corp invested in 261,528 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Voya Inv Mgmt Limited Com holds 0.18% or 297,840 shares in its portfolio. Thompson Davis And holds 270 shares.

Since March 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $42.98 million activity. Eck Dennis K sold 10,001 shares worth $2.87 million. Settersten Scott M also sold $3.26 million worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares. $9.71M worth of stock was sold by Dillon Mary on Monday, March 20. On Tuesday, March 14 DiRomualdo Robert F sold $14.26M worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) or 50,000 shares. Kimbell David C sold $4.09 million worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Thursday, March 30. Nagler Lorna sold $1.20 million worth of stock. Halligan Catherine Ann had sold 157 shares worth $44,902 on Monday, April 10.

Analysts await Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report earnings on May, 25 after the close. They expect $1.78 EPS, up 22.76 % or $0.33 from last year’s $1.45 per share. ULTA’s profit will be $112.79M for 41.41 P/E if the $1.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.24 actual EPS reported by Ulta Beauty Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.54 % negative EPS growth.

More recent Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Retail Properties of America Inks Lease With Ulta Beauty” on May 18, 2017. Also Investorplace.com published the news titled: “Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) Stock Is the Best Retail Buy in America” on May 05, 2017. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Ulta Beauty Announces Earnings Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast for …” with publication date: May 11, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) Ratings Coverage

Among 20 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 52 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 26 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Monday, May 9 to “Market Perform”. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, August 24 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, May 27 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, October 22. Buckingham Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $285 target in Friday, May 27 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Friday, May 27. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy” on Friday, August 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Friday, August 26. The stock of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 27.

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