$1.78 EPS Expected for Ulta Beauty (ULTA), Profile of 3 Analysts Covering Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA)

July 20, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Among 23 analysts covering Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), 3 have Buy rating, 8 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Discovery Communications had 59 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) rating on Monday, July 17. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $2800 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, August 16 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, October 16, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by FBR Capital. Loop Capital downgraded the shares of DISCA in report on Wednesday, February 22 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Underweight” on Thursday, January 5. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 25 by Topeka Capital Markets. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, May 18 report. On Wednesday, June 14 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. UBS upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, August 3 report. See Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) latest ratings:

19/07/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0000
19/07/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Sell
17/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $28.0000 Maintain
14/07/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $32 New Target: $30 Maintain
13/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $32.0000 Maintain
07/07/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0000 Maintain
14/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $28.0000 Maintain
12/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $32.0000 Maintain
22/02/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
10/02/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Hold Initiates Coverage On

Analysts expect Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report $1.78 EPS on August, 24 after the close.They anticipate $0.35 EPS change or 24.48% from last quarter’s $1.43 EPS. ULTA’s profit would be $109.56 million giving it 35.94 P/E if the $1.78 EPS is correct. After having $1.91 EPS previously, Ulta Beauty Inc’s analysts see -6.81% EPS growth. About 316,763 shares traded. Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since July 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Since March 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $58.71 million activity. $1.80 million worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) was sold by Eck Dennis K. $14.26 million worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares were sold by DiRomualdo Robert F. Halligan Catherine Ann had sold 157 shares worth $44,902 on Monday, April 10. On Monday, March 20 Dillon Mary sold $9.71 million worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) or 33,955 shares. Settersten Scott M sold $3.26 million worth of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Wednesday, March 29. Another trade for 4,167 shares valued at $1.20 million was made by Nagler Lorna on Friday, March 17. Shares for $4.09 million were sold by Kimbell David C on Thursday, March 30.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. is a holding company for the Ulta Beauty group of companies. The company has market cap of $15.75 billion. The Firm is a beauty retailer. It has a 35.95 P/E ratio. The Firm offers cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services.

Among 22 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 69 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, August 24 with “Outperform”. Buckingham Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $187 target in Friday, August 28 report. The rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research to “Neutral” on Friday, May 26. As per Thursday, February 9, the company rating was initiated by Loop Capital. The stock of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 11 by JP Morgan. Oppenheimer maintained Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, May 27 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 10. The rating was maintained by William Blair on Monday, August 31 with “Buy”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Monday, August 24 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 45 investors sold Ulta Beauty Inc shares while 187 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. 52.15 million shares or 0.23% more from 52.03 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Conning owns 0.01% invested in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 1,110 shares. Nordea Inv Management stated it has 0.01% in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). Dimensional Fund Advsr L P holds 0.03% or 208,147 shares. Twin Tree Management L P stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). 18,269 are held by Landscape Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Co. Tci Wealth Advisors invested 0.02% in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA). Wealthtrust owns 0.01% invested in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 52 shares. Strategy Asset Managers Limited Liability holds 10,320 shares. Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has 297,840 shares. Iberiabank reported 1,487 shares stake. Sigma Investment Counselors accumulated 11,150 shares. Emerald Advisers Pa, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 9,020 shares. Ipg Advsrs Ltd Com owns 3,000 shares. Johnson Group stated it has 135 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Strategic stated it has 0.39% in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA).

Discovery Communications, Inc. is a global media company. The company has market cap of $10.70 billion. The Firm provides content across multiple distribution platforms, including pay-television (pay-TV), free-to-air (FTA) and broadcast television, Websites, digital distribution arrangements and content licensing agreements. It has a 14.31 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include U.S.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $598,549 activity. Wehner Kurt had sold 4,746 shares worth $123,773. The insider Campbell Bruce sold 9,283 shares worth $245,350. 8,832 shares were sold by GOULD PAUL A, worth $229,426.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.26, from 0.62 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 44 investors sold Discovery Communications Inc. shares while 196 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 207.97 million shares or 0.51% more from 206.91 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Limited reported 14,031 shares stake. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca holds 0.3% or 538,262 shares. Price T Rowe Md holds 1.05 million shares. At Bankshares holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) for 37,073 shares. Dubuque Savings Bank has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Principal Financial Group Inc Incorporated holds 0.01% or 341,459 shares. Jackson Square Prtn Ltd Liability has invested 0.02% in Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Delta Lloyd Nv holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) for 35,553 shares. Oppenheimer And Commerce accumulated 0.11% or 137,229 shares. Commonwealth Financial Serv Lc reported 199 shares. Psagot House Ltd stated it has 0% in Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Federated Investors Pa has 5,899 shares for 0% of their portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has 0.03% invested in Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) for 22,700 shares. Aqr Mngmt Ltd Co accumulated 8,228 shares. Henderson Grp Inc Inc Public Limited Company accumulated 37,265 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

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