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ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15059.89. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is 266.05 (with a change from open of 8.15%), this in conjunction with a target price of 290.19. Volume today has so far reached 3034428, with an average volume of about 821.02. The GAP for this stock, is 2.94%.

The P/E ratio is 42.09, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 31.01. The current EPS for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., is 5.68, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 25.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 29.17%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 23.64% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 20.45%. Quarter over quarter is 24.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 21.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 33.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 22.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.20% and institutional ownership is 89.30%. Shares outstanding is 63.02, while shares float is at a value of 58.23. Float short for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is 3.52% and the short ratio is 2.49.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.8, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 35.90% and their operating margin is 13.20%. The profit margin is 8.30%.

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 16.00%, and on investment, 22.10%. Return on equity is 26.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.06. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.48, with Price/book ratio coming to 10.73 and Price/cash is 49.52, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 95.14.

The simple moving averages are 6.58% and 23.18% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.51% and the 52 week low is 81.27%.

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 266.05. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Specialty Retail, Other, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Specialty Retail, Other industry means that ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.43%, with performance for the month coming to 0.93%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -6.33%, and for the half year the performance is 45.85%. Volatility for this week is 2.02% and for the month this is 1.67%.

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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