Apple Inc. (AAPL) Forms $176.95 Double Top; Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA) Has 0.85 Sentiment

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $14.56 billion. The companyÂ’s stores provide cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, haircare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools, as well as others, including nail products and accessories. It has a 30.5 P/E ratio. It offers private label products consisting of Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) formed double top with $192.88 target or 9.00% above today’s $176.95 share price. Apple Inc. (AAPL) has $900.16 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $176.95. About 17.77 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Among 52 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 39 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Apple Inc. has $220.0 highest and $11 lowest target. $170.67’s average target is -3.55% below currents $176.95 stock price. Apple Inc. had 349 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by Barclays Capital. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, December 11 with “Outperform”. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, July 27 to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 2. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 13 by J.P. Morgan. Maxim Group maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Monday, September 28 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Guggenheim. Barclays Capital maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, April 20 with “Overweight” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 52 investors sold Apple Inc. shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Highland Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation, a Tennessee-based fund reported 206,715 shares. Keating Invest Counselors, a Florida-based fund reported 3,425 shares. Grisanti Cap Mngmt Lc invested 6.3% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Ckw has invested 0.01% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Intact Investment holds 0.11% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 16,600 shares. Bb&T reported 493,085 shares. Weatherly Asset Management L P has 5.72% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Summit Secs Grp Limited Liability Company has invested 15.37% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Koshinski Asset Inc owns 46,846 shares or 2.37% of their US portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based Cibc World Markets Incorporated has invested 0.68% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Joel Isaacson & Communications Ltd Company has invested 2.68% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). South Street Advsr Limited Liability Company reported 2.82% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Chase Invest Counsel holds 0.19% or 2,386 shares in its portfolio. Westpac Banking Corporation reported 2.1% stake. Cornercap Inv Counsel Inc invested in 0.39% or 17,868 shares.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $3.75 EPS, up 11.61% or $0.39 from last year’s $3.36 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $19.08 billion for 11.80 P/E if the $3.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.07 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 81.16% EPS growth.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $93.68 million activity. Srouji Johny sold $1.70 million worth of stock. $9.78 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J. $2.42M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Riccio Daniel J. on Thursday, October 5. COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, August 24. Shares for $1.01M were sold by KONDO CHRIS. FEDERIGHI CRAIG also sold $9.98 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, August 7. $5.00M worth of stock was sold by SEWELL D BRUCE on Monday, August 7.

Analysts await Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report earnings on March, 8. They expect $2.77 EPS, up 23.66% or $0.53 from last year’s $2.24 per share. ULTA’s profit will be $168.94 million for 21.54 P/E if the $2.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 62.94% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.65% or $1.539 during the last trading session, reaching $238.659. About 855,677 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (ULTA) has risen 41.46% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 0 insider sales for $24.97 million activity.

Westwood Management Corp Il holds 4.41% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. for 130,575 shares. Blue Ridge Capital L.L.C. owns 1.08 million shares or 4.39% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ithaka Group Llc has 4.28% invested in the company for 103,036 shares. The California-based Bender Robert & Associates has invested 3.87% in the stock. Sustainable Growth Advisers Lp, a Connecticut-based fund reported 826,232 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Ulta Salon’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Ulta Salon, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $270.0 while the high is $310.0. The stock’s average target of $285.33 is 19.56% above today’s ($238.659) share price. ULTA was included in 6 notes of analysts from August 22, 2016. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 29 with “Sector Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. Loop Capital initiated the shares of ULTA in report on Thursday, February 9 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, August 22. The company was maintained on Friday, October 14 by Telsey Advisory. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $280.0 target in Friday, August 26 report.