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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA)?

The company in question is, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) currently with a stock price of 271.28 (2.07% today). The market cap for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is 16548.09, and is in the sector Services, and Specialty Retail, Other industry. The target price for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is 256.44. Currently ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 49.25, and a forward P/E of 35.27. Average volume for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is 707.96 and so far today it is 584410.

Performance in the last year for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has been 53.35%. For EPS growth, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has seen a growth of 25.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 22.68%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 33.80% over the last five years and could be 19.65% for the next five years. ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 23.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 40.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.95%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 34.16%.

Since the IPO date for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. on the 10/25/2007, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 43.67%. With ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. trading at 271.28, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 5.4.

So could ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 49.25. The PEG is 2.51, P/S is 4.01 and the P/B is at 12.69. The P/cash is 44.81, with P/free cash flow at 93.18.

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.7, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has a gross margin of 35.60%, an operating margin of 13.20% and a profit margin of 8.40%.Payout ratio for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 15.70% with return on investment coming to 22.10%.

Insider ownership for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., is at 1.20% and institutional ownership comes to 93.50%. Outstanding shares are at 62.26. While shares float is 58.32. The float short is currently 3.26%, and short ratio is 2.69.

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