Quantres Asset Management LTD Has Upped Its Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Holding; Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) Had 5 Analysts Last Week

January 9, 2018 - By Martha Paddon

Quantres Asset Management Ltd increased Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) stake by 220% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Quantres Asset Management Ltd acquired 3,300 shares as Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA)’s stock rose 6.88%. The Quantres Asset Management Ltd holds 4,800 shares with $1.09 million value, up from 1,500 last quarter. Ulta Beauty Inc now has $14.10 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.87% or $6.82 during the last trading session, reaching $231.14. About 1.35M shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Oxford Instruments PLC (LON:OXIG), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Oxford Instruments PLC had 106 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Numis Securities given on Thursday, October 1. Numis Securities maintained the shares of OXIG in report on Wednesday, September 9 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and GBX 840 target in Monday, January 25 report. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 22 to “Underperform”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 16. The stock of Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) earned “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, June 13. Shore Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 29 report. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Tuesday, October 27 with “Hold”. On Wednesday, April 13 the stock rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, September 14. See Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) latest ratings:

18/12/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 1145.00 New Target: GBX 1090.00 Reiteration
05/12/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1275.00 New Target: GBX 1275.00 Maintain
30/11/2017 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 700.00 New Target: GBX 1050.00 Maintain
15/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 1180.00 New Target: GBX 1180.00 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1020.00 New Target: GBX 1020.00 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1150.00 New Target: GBX 1150.00 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Hold Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1020.00 New Target: GBX 1020.00 Maintain
26/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Underperform Old Target: GBX 575.00 New Target: GBX 850.00 Maintain
13/09/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 1180.00 New Target: GBX 1180.00 Maintain

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $24.97 million activity. 127,889 Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares with value of $24.97 million were bought by HEILBRONN CHARLES.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 102 investors sold ULTA shares while 170 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 52.49 million shares or 1.02% less from 53.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fifth Third Savings Bank stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Fred Alger Management Inc invested in 4,110 shares or 0% of the stock. Artisan Prtnrs Partnership reported 0.25% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Castleark Management Ltd Liability invested in 0.35% or 49,027 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 316 shares. First Merchants Corporation holds 3,231 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Calamos Llc holds 0.12% or 69,003 shares in its portfolio. Skylands Cap Ltd Co holds 0.04% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) or 1,265 shares. Dana Incorporated stated it has 0.32% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Piedmont Advsr, a North Carolina-based fund reported 1,897 shares. Moreover, Bnp Paribas Asset Management Holdings has 0.03% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Prelude Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 1,672 shares. 130,575 are owned by Westwood Mgmt Corp Il. Agf Invests has invested 0.32% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Eagle Asset Management Inc invested in 7,986 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Among 28 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 106 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 28 by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, May 27 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”. JP Morgan maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, May 27 with “Overweight” rating. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. On Monday, November 30 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the shares of ULTA in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $235.0 target in Tuesday, October 31 report. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research on Friday, August 26 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, August 25 with “Buy”.

Quantres Asset Management Ltd decreased Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL) stake by 15,000 shares to 4,400 valued at $315,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) stake by 20,100 shares and now owns 30,200 shares. Harley (NYSE:HOG) was reduced too.

Oxford Instruments plc, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, makes, rents, sells, and services tools and systems in the United States, rest of Europe, rest of Asia, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Germany, and internationally. The company has market cap of 491.85 million GBP. The companyÂ’s Nanotechnology Tools segment provides high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions, and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets; atomic force probe microscopy for materials and bioscience applications; 3D and 4D image visualization and analysis software; and nanoanalysis solutions for materials characterization and nanofabrication on scanning electron microscopes, focussed ion beams, and transmission electron microscopes. It has a 13.65 P/E ratio. This segment also offers research tools for physical sciences; and process solutions for the etching of nanometre sized features, as well as provides nanolayer deposition and nanostructure controlled growth services.