The Insider and director of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (ULTA), Lorna Nagler, Unloaded 3,000 Shares; Df Dent & Co Has Lifted United Technologies Corp. (UTX) Position

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Df Dent & Co Inc increased United Technologies Corp. (UTX) stake by 99.35% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Df Dent & Co Inc acquired 3,994 shares as United Technologies Corp. (UTX)’s stock declined 1.53%. The Df Dent & Co Inc holds 8,014 shares with $1.02 million value, up from 4,020 last quarter. United Technologies Corp. now has $99.64 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $124.53. About 4.20 million shares traded. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has risen 12.03% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.48% the S&P500.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) Ratings Coverage

Among 29 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc has $350 highest and $155 lowest target. $260.32’s average target is 11.44% above currents $233.59 stock price. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 127 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, March 16 report. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by Buckingham Research. On Friday, December 4 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. Piper Jaffray maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, March 9 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 11. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Friday, May 26. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $30500 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, November 3. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 26 report. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Friday, March 16.

Company insider, Lorna Nagler, director of Ulta Beauty Inc unloaded a total of 3,000 shares of the corporation, based on $228.4 of a share. This transaction was reported on 17/04/2018 and is already filed with the (SEC). The public 4F filing is on hand for review to the public here. Currently, Lorna Nagler owns 5,336 shares which make up around 0.01% of the company’s market cap.

The stock increased 2.48% or $5.66 during the last trading session, reaching $233.59. About 1.19M shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has declined 26.85% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.40% the S&P500.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $14.16 billion. The company's stores provide cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, haircare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools, as well as others, including nail products and accessories. It has a 26.07 P/E ratio. It offers private label products consisting of Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products.

Since April 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $8.14 million activity. On Monday, April 9 the insider Eck Dennis K sold $4.77M. Dillon Mary N sold $3.37M worth of stock.

Analysts await Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report earnings on May, 24. They expect $2.47 EPS, up 29.32% or $0.56 from last year’s $1.91 per share. ULTA’s profit will be $149.71M for 23.64 P/E if the $2.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.75 actual EPS reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.18% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 88 investors sold Ulta Beauty, Inc. shares while 156 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 53.45 million shares or 1.83% more from 52.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Wells Fargo & Mn reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Moreover, Signaturefd Limited Co has 0.04% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Massachusetts-based Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0.04% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). 2,816 are owned by Intrust Commercial Bank Na. Jabre Capital Prtnrs Sa reported 1,200 shares stake. Highland Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc, Tennessee-based fund reported 11,178 shares. Ftb Inc holds 59 shares. Bath Savings holds 0.33% or 5,815 shares in its portfolio. David R Rahn And Assoc Inc has invested 0.78% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Macquarie Grp Inc Ltd holds 0% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) or 3,000 shares. Ksa Capital Mgmt Ltd reported 1,800 shares stake. 1,000 are held by Yorktown Mgmt Research Co. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur holds 0.1% or 3,201 shares in its portfolio. Mackenzie Financial Corp accumulated 29,068 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. United Technologies Corporation has $167.0 highest and $100 lowest target. $132.61’s average target is 6.49% above currents $124.53 stock price. United Technologies Corporation had 84 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) rating on Monday, January 22. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $141.0 target. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 28. Jefferies downgraded the shares of UTX in report on Monday, August 24 to “Buy” rating. HSBC initiated it with “Hold” rating and $12500 target in Monday, June 12 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 6 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, April 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Monday, August 31 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, January 6. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 3.

Df Dent & Co Inc decreased Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) stake by 12,027 shares to 470,125 valued at $71.16M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stake by 5,805 shares and now owns 162,398 shares. Steris Plc was reduced too.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $1.06 million activity. $79,088 worth of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was sold by Bailey Robert J.. Amato Elizabeth B had sold 4,341 shares worth $546,600.

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