Barbara Oil Company Cut By $565,000 Its Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragr (ULTA) Position; Panagora Asset Management Has Trimmed By $23.93 Million Its Walt Disney Co/The (DIS) Holding

February 25, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Panagora Asset Management Inc decreased Walt Disney Co/The (DIS) stake by 49.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Panagora Asset Management Inc sold 244,189 shares as Walt Disney Co/The (DIS)’s stock declined 2.31%. The Panagora Asset Management Inc holds 251,113 shares with $24.75 million value, down from 495,302 last quarter. Walt Disney Co/The now has $161.27B valuation. The stock increased 1.91% or $2.01 during the last trading session, reaching $107.25. About 6.10M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Barbara Oil Company decreased Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragr (ULTA) stake by 50% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Barbara Oil Company sold 2,500 shares as Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragr (ULTA)’s stock rose 6.88%. The Barbara Oil Company holds 2,500 shares with $565,000 value, down from 5,000 last quarter. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragr now has $12.63B valuation. The stock increased 1.50% or $3.06 during the last trading session, reaching $207.11. About 852,282 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $24.97 million activity. HEILBRONN CHARLES also bought $24.97 million worth of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Thursday, October 12.

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 stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research on Friday, August 26. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 29. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Thursday, February 11 to “Strong Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, October 17 with “Hold”. Wolfe Research downgraded Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Tuesday, September 29 to “Peer Perform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 30. Cowen & Co maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 23 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, May 26 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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. 10,148 are owned by Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia. Hilltop Holdings holds 1,928 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 59,365 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.06% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) or 112,191 shares. 5,437 were reported by Cape Cod Five Cents Comml Bank. Goldman Sachs Gp Inc Inc has 0.05% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 820,958 shares. Ls Invest Limited Liability has invested 0.04% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Rathbone Brothers Public Limited Company accumulated 33,179 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Inc stated it has 198,318 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Limited Company owns 8,101 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Kepos Lp holds 2,070 shares. National Planning owns 0.06% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 1,309 shares. Barbara Oil holds 0.39% or 2,500 shares in its portfolio. Commonwealth Bancorp Of Australia holds 0% or 25 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report earnings on March, 15 after the close. They expect $2.78 earnings per share, up 24.11% or $0.54 from last year’s $2.24 per share. ULTA’s profit will be $169.56 million for 18.63 P/E if the $2.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual earnings per share reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 63.53% EPS growth.

Analysts await The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $1.68 earnings per share, up 12.00% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.5 per share. DIS’s profit will be $2.53B for 15.96 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.89 actual earnings per share reported by The Walt Disney Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.11% negative EPS growth.

Panagora Asset Management Inc increased Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) stake by 126,515 shares to 145,592 valued at $9.04M in 2017Q3. It also upped Ufp Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:UFPT) stake by 21,926 shares and now owns 31,039 shares. Primoris Services Corp (NASDAQ:PRIM) was raised too.

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