Stanley-Laman Group LTD Raised Its Mueller Water Produc (MWA) Position by $991,116; Ulta Beauty (Call) (ULTA) Share Price Declined While Ksa Capital Management Boosted Holding

April 17, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Daniel Khoshaba increased its stake in Ulta Beauty Inc (Call) (ULTA) by 566.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ksa Capital Management Llc bought 6,800 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.44% with the market. The hedge fund run by Daniel Khoshaba held 8,000 shares of the 2007 company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.79M, up from 1,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ksa Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ulta Beauty Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.01B market cap company. The stock increased 1.37% or $3.125 during the last trading session, reaching $231.055. About 300,899 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has declined 26.85% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.40% the S&P500.

Stanley-Laman Group Ltd increased its stake in Mueller Water Produc (MWA) by 323.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stanley-Laman Group Ltd bought 82,593 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.25% with the market. The institutional investor held 108,108 shares of the metal fabrications company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.36 million, up from 25,515 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stanley-Laman Group Ltd who had been investing in Mueller Water Produc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.71 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.32% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $10.76. About 185,977 shares traded. Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) has declined 6.32% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.87% the S&P500.

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 had 127 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, August 26 with “Buy” rating. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $231 target in Friday, March 11 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 11 by Wells Fargo. On Friday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Neutral”. On Tuesday, April 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Buy”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. As per Monday, April 16, the company rating was upgraded by Guggenheim. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 26. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, December 4 by Deutsche Bank. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 88 investors sold ULTA 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. Pitcairn Co accumulated 0.06% or 2,676 shares. Moore Cap Lp invested in 0.31% or 75,000 shares. Andra Ap invested in 0.07% or 14,400 shares. 2,326 are owned by Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mngmt Incorporated. Tcw Gp Incorporated invested in 106,626 shares. Levin Capital Strategies Ltd Partnership accumulated 1,572 shares. Marathon Partners Equity Ltd Company holds 2.57% or 28,500 shares in its portfolio. L S Advsr holds 0.11% or 3,345 shares. Synovus reported 15,688 shares stake. The Australia-based Amp Cap Invsts Ltd has invested 0.02% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Advsr Asset Mngmt invested 0.05% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). 60 are owned by North Star Mgmt Corporation. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Co reported 6,077 shares. Panagora Asset Management Incorporated reported 1,769 shares. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt reported 0.77% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA).

Ksa Capital Management Llc, which manages about $287.50M and $51.38M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Manitowoc Inc (NYSE:MTW) by 22,500 shares to 7,500 shares, valued at $295,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since April 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $8.14 million activity. Dillon Mary N also sold $3.37M worth of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares.

Stanley-Laman Group Ltd, which manages about $747.00 million and $463.08M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Biomarin Pharmaceutl (NASDAQ:BMRN) by 8,293 shares to 64,933 shares, valued at $5.79M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 9,811 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 28,485 shares, and cut its stake in Monsanto Co (NYSE:MON).

Among 11 analysts covering Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Mueller Water Products had 31 analyst reports since January 12, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, March 15 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 7 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 28. Wedbush maintained the shares of MWA in report on Thursday, April 28 with “Outperform” rating. Cowen & Co downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $11.0 target in Friday, January 19 report. The stock of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 31 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, March 24. Robert W. Baird maintained Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) on Friday, February 2 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 2 by Nomura.

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