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Ulta Beauty

$238.97

2.31 (0.98%)

08:03
10/13/16
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Ulta Beauty plans to double market share through new store expansion

At its analyst and investor conference, Ulta will discuss its plans to double its market share over the next several years through new store expansion, e-commerce growing to become a billion dollar business, higher store productivity, and gaining greater share of wallet. Highlights of the presentations will include: Details on the company's updated consumer segmentation study, revealing a larger opportunity to target beauty enthusiasts who represent 77% of spending in the beauty products market. Insights about how the Ultamate Rewards loyalty program, currently representing more than 90% of company sales, can grow share of wallet of existing members from a one third share today, reflecting significant market share opportunity. Discussion of exciting recent brand launches including Origins, Dior, Estee Lauder, proactiv, and Shiseido in the skincare and cosmetics categories; Stash SJP fragrance; Honest Beauty haircare products; and Dyson hair dryers. Unveiling of an updated real estate analysis that validates incremental new store potential in the U.S. and highlights key expansion opportunities, leading to a raised outlook for store expansion to a range of 1,400 to 1,700 in the U.S. Updated views on the new store model including the cost to build a store and the sales ramp to maturity, reflecting higher new store productivity and higher sales per store of mature stores as a result of a stronger product portfolio, and higher brand awareness.

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ULTA Ulta Beauty
$238.97

2.31 (0.98%)

08/24/16
BARD
08/24/16
NO CHANGE
Target $300
BARD
Outperform
Ulta Beauty price target raised to $300 from $280 at Baird
Baird analyst Mark Altschwager raised his price target on Ulta Beauty to $300 from $280 in anticipation of solid Q2 trends, including comps and earnings that he expects to be at least in line with consensus expectations. The analyst believes the Ulta growth story remains underappreciated by the market and that its strong management justifies its premium valuation. Altschwager reiterated his Outperform rating on Ulta Beauty shares.
08/26/16
DBAB
08/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $280
DBAB
Hold
Ulta Beauty price target increased to $280 from $225 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Mike Baker said Ulta Beauty reported a "terrific" quarter by "almost any measure," but noted that expectations for the retailer have become so high that in-line to slightly better result likely aren't a major positive catalyst for the stock at current levels. Baker raised his price target on Ulta shares to $280 from $225 but keeps a Hold rating on the stock.
08/26/16
COWN
08/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $286
COWN
Outperform
Ulta Beauty weakness a buying opportunity, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Oliver Chen said the Street's high expectations for Ulta Beauty were likely already priced into the shares, so he recommends buying the shares on the post-earnings weakness. The analyst was most encouraged by the high same-store sales and gross margins improvement. Chen reiterates his Outperform rating and raised his price target to $286 from $265 on Ulta Beauty shares.
10/11/16
BARD
10/11/16
NO CHANGE
Target $305
BARD
Outperform
Ulta Beauty risk/reward attractive ahead of investor day, says Baird
Baird analyst Mark Altschwager previewed Ulta Beauty's investor day and said the recent pullback in the shares has lead to an attractive risk/reward for investors. The analyst expects management's tone to be upbeat, for them to update progress on long term goals, and for them to clarify revenue/unit potential, margin drivers, and supply chain initiatives. Altschwager reiterated his Outperform rating and $305 price target on Ulta Beauty shares.

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