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How to buy Ulta Beauty stock in Canada | $338.46
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Ulta Beauty (ULTA) is a leading specialty retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $333.13 after a previous close of $332.01. During the day the price has varied from a low of $333 to a high of $338.54. The latest price was $338.46 (25 minute delay). Ulta Beauty is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 16,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy Ulta Beauty stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: ULTA in this case.
- Research Ulta Beauty stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Ulta Beauty stocks. It's that simple.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Ulta Beauty?
- Has coronavirus impacted Ulta Beauty shares?
- Ulta Beauty shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Ulta Beauty stock a buy or sell?
- Ulta Beauty performance over time
- Can I short Ulta Beauty shares?
- Is Ulta Beauty suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Ulta Beauty shares over-valued?
- Ulta Beauty's financials
- How volatile are Ulta Beauty shares?
- Does Ulta Beauty pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Ulta Beauty's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ulta Beauty's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $326.62, which is 8.33% up on its pre-crash value of $299.4 and 163.30% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $124.05.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Ulta Beauty stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $521.39 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,188.90.
Ulta Beauty stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of ULTA stocks over time.
Ulta Beauty stocks at a glance
|52-week range||$186.01 - $351|
|50-day moving average||$325.4026|
|200-day moving average||$308.6151|
|Wall St. target price||$369.8|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.578|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Ulta Beauty stock?
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Ulta Beauty price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-03)||1.65%|
|1 month (2021-05-14)||4.37%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||6.38%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||27.53%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||49.34%|
|2 years (2019-06-13)||-3.24%|
|3 years (2018-06-13)||36.74%|
|5 years (2016-06-13)||42.24%|
Is Ulta Beauty under- or over-valued?
Valuing Ulta Beauty stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ulta Beauty's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ulta Beauty's P/E ratio
Ulta Beauty's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Ulta Beauty stocks trade at around 39x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're over-valued.
Ulta Beauty's PEG ratio
Ulta Beauty's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1119. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ulta Beauty's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Ulta Beauty's EBITDA
Ulta Beauty's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ulta Beauty's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Ulta Beauty financials
|Revenue TTM||USD$6.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.47%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||26.93%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$18.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Ulta Beauty stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "ULTA.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 1.8 million Ulta Beauty stocks held short by investors – that's known as Ulta Beauty's "short interest". This figure is 11.7% down from 2.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ulta Beauty stocks can be evaluated.
Ulta Beauty's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Ulta Beauty's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ulta Beauty stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ulta Beauty stocks traded daily (recently around 814574.33628319). Ulta Beauty's SIR currently stands at 2.26. In other words for every 100,000 Ulta Beauty stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2260 stocks are currently held short.
However Ulta Beauty's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ulta Beauty stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Ulta Beauty stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ulta Beauty's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Ulta Beauty stocks in existence, roughly 30 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0387% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Ulta Beauty stocks, roughly 39 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ulta Beauty.
Find out more about how you can short Ulta Beauty stock.
Ulta Beauty's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ulta Beauty.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Ulta Beauty's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 18.11
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ulta Beauty's overall score of 18.11 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ulta Beauty is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Ulta Beauty's environmental score
Environmental score: 3.74/100
Ulta Beauty's environmental score of 3.74 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ulta Beauty is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Ulta Beauty's social score
Social score: 4.69/100
Ulta Beauty's social score of 4.69 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ulta Beauty is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Ulta Beauty's governance score
Governance score: 4.17/100
Ulta Beauty's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ulta Beauty is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Ulta Beauty's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ulta Beauty scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Ulta Beauty has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||18.11|
|Total ESG percentile||12.36|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
Ulta Beauty stock dividends
We're not expecting Ulta Beauty to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.
Ulta Beauty stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ulta Beauty's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $186.01 up to $351. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ulta Beauty's is 1.7038. This would suggest that Ulta Beauty's stocks are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Ulta Beauty overview
Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a retailer of beauty products in the United States. The company's stores offer cosmetics, fragrances, skincare and haircare products, bath and body products, and salon styling tools; professional hair products; salon services, including hair, skin, makeup, and brow services; and others, including nail products and accessories. It also provides its private label products, such as the Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products, as well as Ulta Beauty branded products; and the Ulta Beauty branded gifts. As of January 30, 2021, the company operated 1,264 retail stores across 50 states. It also distributes its products through its Website, ulta.com; and mobile applications. The company was formerly known as Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. and changed its name to Ulta Beauty, Inc. in January 2017. Ulta Beauty, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
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