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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 754.59, and so far today it has a volume of 682400. Performance year to date since the 10/25/2007 is 32.71%.

To help you determine whether ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 43.24 and forward P/E is 31.95. PEG perhaps more useful shows that ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.12. P/S ratio is 3.78 and the P/B ratio is 11.02. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 53.71 and 103.17 respectively.

At the current price ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is trading at, 245.52 (-0.68% 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 5.68, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 23.56% after growing 25.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 24.40%, and 21.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 66.52, and the number of shares float is 58.38. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.20%, and institutional ownership is at 89.10%. The float short is 3.01%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.33. Management has seen a return on assets of 16.00%, 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 2.8, and quick ratio is 0.9. 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 35.90%, with its operating margin at 13.20%, and ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has a profit margin of 8.30%.

The 52 week high is -11.88%, with 67.28% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.19% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.67%.

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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