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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 14532.39. 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 236.13 (with a change from open of 1.01%), this in conjunction with a target price of 292.2. Volume today has so far reached 282269, with an average volume of about 819.97. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.

The P/E ratio is 41.17, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 30.37. 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 26.37%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 23.58% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 20.40%. 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 1.30% and institutional ownership is 89.10%. Shares outstanding is 62.16, while shares float is at a value of 58.22. Float short for ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is 4.06% and the short ratio is 2.88.

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 2.02. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.36, with Price/book ratio coming to 10.49 and Price/cash is 47.79, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 91.8.

The simple moving averages are -7.82% and 11.92% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -15.25% and the 52 week low is 60.88%.

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 236.13. 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 -2.07%, with performance for the month coming to -12.04%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.79%, and for the half year the performance is 39.04%. Volatility for this week is 2.16% and for the month this is 2.34%.

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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