AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) Reaches $33.71 After 7.00% Down Move; Azimuth Capital Management Has Cut Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Position By $1.72 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Azimuth Capital Management Llc decreased Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) stake by 18.49% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Azimuth Capital Management Llc sold 7,620 shares as Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA)’s stock rose 6.88%. The Azimuth Capital Management Llc holds 33,584 shares with $7.59 million value, down from 41,204 last quarter. Ulta Beauty Inc now has $12.55B valuation. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $205.77. About 437,012 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

The stock of AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 0.64% or $0.215 during the last trading session, reaching $33.705. About 1.66M shares traded. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has risen 19.45% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.75% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $78.89 billion company. It was reported on Feb, 15 by Barchart.com. We have $31.35 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:AZN worth $5.52 billion less.

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 company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Oppenheimer. As per Tuesday, September 29, the company rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research. The rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Thursday, October 22. Buckingham Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. On Friday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 2. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, August 16. Cowen & Co maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, August 26 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, August 24. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, May 27 with “Hold”.

Analysts await Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report earnings on March, 8. They expect $2.77 earnings per share, up 23.66% or $0.53 from last year’s $2.24 per share. ULTA’s profit will be $168.94M for 18.57 P/E if the $2.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual earnings per share reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 62.94% EPS growth.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 0 sales for $24.97 million activity. HEILBRONN CHARLES had bought 127,889 shares worth $24.97M on Thursday, October 12.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It dropped, 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. Spectrum Group Incorporated reported 43 shares. Jump Trading Limited Com holds 61 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 27,224 are owned by Logan Cap Incorporated. State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0.05% or 88,918 shares. Raymond James Tru Na has invested 0.02% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). New York-based Alpine Woods Cap Investors Llc has invested 0.08% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0.04% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Wealth Enhancement Advisory Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.06% or 3,567 shares. Cambridge Inv Research Advsrs invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Sterling Cap Management holds 10,504 shares. Td Asset Inc holds 19,977 shares. 6,518 are held by Sector Pension Invest Board. Sei Invests Co has 41,827 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. L And S Advisors has 0.16% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 4,140 shares. Amer Century owns 0% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 7,154 shares.

Azimuth Capital Management Llc increased Fomento Eco Mexicano (NYSE:FMX) stake by 20,200 shares to 43,695 valued at $4.17M in 2017Q3. It also upped Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) stake by 69,306 shares and now owns 568,810 shares. Tata Motors Ltd (NYSE:TTM) was raised too.

Among 26 analysts covering AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) had 44 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 12. Leerink Swann maintained the shares of AZN in report on Monday, October 23 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, December 1 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 10 by Jefferies. The company was initiated on Friday, September 23 by Piperjaffray. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, May 12 by Credit Suisse. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, March 15. The stock of AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by BMO Capital Markets.

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