Would It Be A Good Move Today To Sell Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) Stock?

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As of Wednesday close, Ulta Beauty Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ULTA) stock was down -$2.67, moving down -0.59 percent to $447.37. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 441,140 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $11.79 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 609,150, while in the previous 50 days, it was 707,802.

Since last month, ULTA stock rose 13.14%. Shares of the company fell to $373.80 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $451.30 was reached on 11/23/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $330.80. Since the beginning of this year, ULTA’s stock price has risen by 8.50% or $35.03, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -0.87% since its 52-week high.

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ULTA stock investors should be aware that Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 77 days ago on Sep 08. Halligan Catherine Ann, the Director of the company, disposed of 276 shares for $445.86 on Sep 08. It resulted in a $123,059 divestment by the insider. Ryan Anita Jane sold 594 shares at an average price of $440.53 on Sep 07. The insider now owns 2,482 shares following the transaction. On Sep 02, Director Halligan Catherine Ann sold 200 shares at $428.81 apiece. The transaction was valued at $85,762.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) has a P/E ratio of about 20.96. The stock’s beta is 1.32. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.41, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 13.05, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 23.48 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended July 30, Ulta Beauty Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, while its current ratio was 1.60, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 39.30% percent. In the year ended July 30, operating margins totaled 15.90%. Based on annual data, ULTA earned $3.37 billion in gross profit and brought in $8.63 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 64.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 64.30%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ULTA’s revenue rose 14.36% to $2.35 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.3 billion. While analysts expected Ulta Beauty Inc. to report $5 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $5.7 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 14.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $452.31 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Ulta Beauty Inc. were 3.18 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended July 30, and its total debt was $1.86 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $51.22 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Ulta Beauty Inc.’s (ULTA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 21.89%, the RSI 9-day stood at 70.02% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Ulta Beauty Inc. price is up by +2.71% percent or $11.79. At present, ULTA shares trade +12.05% above its 20-day simple moving average and +18.20% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +4.98% above its SMA50 and +22.83% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 95.51% and Stochastic coefficient D was 94.99%, while ATR was 10.43. Given the Stochastic reading of 89.89% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 66.35%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 8.77, while the 14-day reading stands at 15.24.


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