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ULTA

Ulta Beauty

$200.90

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Rumor: Ulta Beauty strength attributed to takeover speculation

ULTA Ulta Beauty
$200.90

2.59 (1.31%)

10/18/17
10/18/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Chevron (CVX) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale and to Market Perform on valuation at BMO Capital. 2. Ulta Beauty (ULTA) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray with analyst Erinn Murphy saying her firm's Fall teen survey indicated spending declines in color cosmetics among all female teens. 3. Chipotle (CMG) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Gregory Francort saying he believes Chipotle has down a "very good job" managing labor costs but expects further gains to be difficult, combined with the tough sales backdrop, will limit further margin expansion. 4. Roche (RHHBY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Andrew Baum saying Roche's rate of progress in the immuno-oncology field have underperformed. 5. Blackhawk (HAWK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/18/17
PIPR
10/18/17
NO CHANGE
Target $26
PIPR
Overweight
e.l.f. Beauty price target lowered to $26 from $32 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy lowered her price target for e.l.f. Beauty (ELF) to $26 after her firm's Fall teen survey indicated category spending dynamics are slowing with color cosmetics spending down 13% year-over-year. Murphy this morning also downgraded shares of Ulta Beauty (ULTA) to Neutral. The survey findings are a net positive for e.l.f., however, as the company made its debut as a top-10 cosmetics brands for upper-income teens in the number eight spot, the analyst tells investors in a research note. She keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
10/18/17
PIPR
10/18/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $210
PIPR
Neutral
Ulta Beauty downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy downgraded Ulta Beauty to Neutral and cut her price target for the shares to $210 from $260. The analyst says her firm's Fall teen survey indicated spending declines in color cosmetics among all female teens. Skincare declines were less bad, but taken together with trough fragrance spending, overall beauty wallet contracted low-double digits, Murphy tells investors in a research note. She notes the survey findings leave her "incrementally concerned on current category dynamics."
10/17/17
WBLR
10/17/17
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
Ulta Beauty recent selloff a buying opportunity, says William Blair
William Blair analyst Daniel Hofkin views the "substantial" pullback in shares of Ulta Beauty as a favorable buying opportunity. The current valuation of 21 times the next year's earnings offers an attractive risk/reward profile, Hofkin tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes Ulta's business remains on track and that the company is continuing to gain market share. Hofkin acknowledges investor concerns around slower recent industrywide growth, Amazon (AMZN), and the potential for heightened department store promotional activity, but he continues to feel Ulta remains differentiated and well positioned to deliver strong sales and earnings growth in the coming years. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.

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