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Is ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.(NASDAQ: ULTA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/25/2007. ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is in the Specialty Retail, Other industry and Services sector. Average volume for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., is 836.48, and so far today it has a volume of 207059. Performance year to date since the 10/25/2007 is 38.87%.

To help you determine whether ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 47.6 and forward P/E is 34.3. PEG perhaps more useful shows that ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.42. P/S ratio is 3.87 and the P/B ratio is 12.27. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 43.33 and 90.09 respectively.

At the current price ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is trading at, 256.28 (-0.25% today), ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.4, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 22.15% after growing 25.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 40.00%, and 23.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 62.28, and the number of shares float is 58.32. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.20%, and institutional ownership is at 91.30%. The float short is 3.83%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.67. Management has seen a return on assets of 15.70%, and also a return on investment of 22.10%.

The ability for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.7, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has a gross margin of 35.60%, with its operating margin at 13.20%, and ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has a profit margin of 8.40%.

The 52 week high is -0.25%, with 112.89% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.10% and the 200 day simple moving average is 33.25%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

 

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