Franklin Resources Has Raised By $426,825 Its Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Position; Steinberg Asset Management Has Upped Brookdale Sr Living (BKD) Holding By $1.70 Million

February 13, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Franklin Resources Inc increased Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) stake by 94.76% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Franklin Resources Inc acquired 1,897 shares as Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA)’s stock rose 6.88%. The Franklin Resources Inc holds 3,899 shares with $881,000 value, up from 2,002 last quarter. Ulta Beauty Inc now has $12.72B valuation. The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.925 during the last trading session, reaching $208.555. About 577,366 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Steinberg Asset Management Llc increased Brookdale Sr Living Inc (BKD) stake by 45.18% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Steinberg Asset Management Llc acquired 169,940 shares as Brookdale Sr Living Inc (BKD)’s stock declined 2.44%. The Steinberg Asset Management Llc holds 546,070 shares with $5.79M value, up from 376,130 last quarter. Brookdale Sr Living Inc now has $1.76B valuation. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $9.43. About 1.06M shares traded. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has declined 20.75% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.45% the S&P500.

Franklin Resources Inc decreased Allergan Plc stake by 227,547 shares to 4.67 million valued at $956.88 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) stake by 2,588 shares and now owns 269,341 shares. Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 102 investors sold ULTA shares while 170 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 52.49 million shares or 1.02% less from 53.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hilltop Incorporated accumulated 1,928 shares. Westwood Management Corporation Il reported 130,575 shares. Hartford Invest reported 12,544 shares. Jaffetilchin Investment Partners Ltd holds 0.05% or 901 shares in its portfolio. Next Grp invested 0.03% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). The Michigan-based Liberty Cap has invested 0.55% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Intrust Commercial Bank Na owns 2,930 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Ledyard Bancorp owns 104 shares. Moreover, Voloridge Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.91% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 179,964 shares. Cetera Advisor Ntwk Lc owns 1,193 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Eaton Vance Mngmt stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Proshare Advsr Ltd has invested 0.07% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Huntington Comml Bank holds 0% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) or 200 shares. Pacific Glob Inv Mngmt Communication has invested 0.1% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Numeric Investors Lc reported 40,570 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 110 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 25 by Evercore. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Tuesday, June 6. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $32500 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 11. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 31. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, May 27 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, November 30 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, May 27. Jefferies reinitiated it with “Buy” rating and $350 target in Friday, June 2 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 17 report. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Thursday, February 11 to “Strong Buy”.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 0 selling transactions for $24.97 million activity. The insider HEILBRONN CHARLES bought 127,889 shares worth $24.97 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 46 investors sold BKD shares while 50 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 180.11 million shares or 0.36% more from 179.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Laurion Cap Mngmt Lp invested in 17,400 shares or 0% of the stock. State Bank Of New York Mellon owns 11.34M shares. Fuller And Thaler Asset Management Inc holds 3,600 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 367,320 shares. Us Bankshares De holds 0% or 7,393 shares in its portfolio. New South Capital Mngmt reported 1.47% of its portfolio in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Bessemer Gp holds 528 shares. Systematic Financial Mngmt Ltd Partnership accumulated 126,325 shares. D E Shaw, a New York-based fund reported 2.68 million shares. 21,488 were reported by Synovus Corp. Ims Cap Management has 0.44% invested in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) for 65,213 shares. Putnam Invests Ltd accumulated 211,700 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 3.66M shares or 0.01% of the stock. Caprock Grp invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Cibc World Mkts holds 0.07% or 664,300 shares in its portfolio.

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