|Bid||353.60 x 900|
|Ask||358.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||356.45 - 366.85|
|52 Week Range||224.43 - 368.83|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.20|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||31.06|
|Earnings Date||Aug 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||365.47|
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS ) shares are in free fall mode after reporting weak preliminary second-quarter earnings guidance . Nu Skin also cut its preliminary 2019 sales guidance . The Analyst ...
It's no secret that retail stocks have had a tough decade. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) came onto the scene and decimated the sector stocks. Worst hit were the traditional brick-and-mortar retailers like Macy's (NYSE:M). Many perished and most of the rest are still working triple overtime to try and find ways to deal with this major industry shift. For the most part, the Amazon riddle still lingers.Perhaps it's the advent of many technological changes that also came about at the same time that added to the confusion in the space. The whole world suddenly switched its shopping trend from walking the malls to surfing the net.The new digital way of shopping is far too convenient and effective that the draw is very strong and the migration to it is exponential. Meaning this trend is irreversible.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut it would be wrong to paint all retail stocks with one broad ugly brush. There are still gems in the rough. Amazon clearly is one since it is the cause of the debacle. Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) and Ulta (NASDAQ:ULTA) are two other ones that still shine on main street as well as Wall Street.Today, we examine ways to trade these three stocks from both the short- and long-term perspectives.But first we have to note that the S&P 500 is at all-time highs, which means that there are a lot of fresh profits. And so this means buying stocks now has by definition considerable downside immediate risk. * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills Nevertheless, owning AMZN, LULU or ULTA stock for the long-term has rewarded investors well. This will continue since their management teams are proven winners. Amazon (AMZN)Source: Shutterstock This is the beast that killed the old ways of shopping. It did it with thin margins. They drove the competition to their knees all-the-while critics doubted and mocked them for losing money.Under the leadership of Jeff Bezos, it sacrificed profits to grow their piece of the pie. That is a template that every growth company should follow. A startup has to spend a lot to grow a lot.AMZN took this to an extreme because it did not stop down one vertical. It tested hundreds and landed a few home runs. Most notably was the success of its AWS. It now dominates the cloud and the other giants like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) are merely playing catch up.So the decision to buy Amazon stock is a an easy yes. As to the exact timing, it's a trickier answer that depends on an investor's time frame. Short term, this is a momentum stock, so it moves fast. Last week, it triggered a bullish pattern and it's unfolding still. But in the long term, timing won't matter much.A twist: This week, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) reports earnings and it will likely move the whole FANG gang, including AMZN stock. So buying AMZN now would make for a relatively safe lotto trade on NFLX earnings. Lululemon (LULU)Source: Shutterstock Other than the infamous see through pant debacle, LULU management hasn't given investors reason to worry. They have been consistent in their execution on plans.Yoga-wear is now a very popular category of clothing and they have expanded on it still for both men and women. I don't know the statistics on it, but I bet that there are much more non-yoga activities done in LULU clothes than yoga.The point is that they have done a great marketing job and shoppers assimilated their wears as a way of life. That's why they continue to impress Wall Street as Main Street struts LULU wears.Fundamentally, LULU stock is expensive at price-to-earnings ratio of 50 and 7X sales. But then again, investors have given LULU a pass on that front as long as it continues to grow.Year-to-date, LULU stock is up 54%, which is 15 percentage points higher than AMZN and much better than the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT). Clearly Lululemon is doing well.Technically, Lululemon stock is at all-time highs, so it's hard to discern much from that except to say it's okay if it falls a bit from here to establish the recent breakout line as forward support. As long as LULU holds about $175 per share, the short-term trend is intact. * 7 Stocks Being Inflated by Low Rates There is a big open gap down to $150 per share but I think this would need serious bad news to get filled. Ulta Beauty (ULTA)Source: Shutterstock The case for ULTA stock is very similar to LULU. Ulta is also in control of its product lines and it has done a masterful job at marketing. Its clients are loyal and keep buying the whole image as a way of life.The selfie generation wants to look good at all times and the "influencers" on social media are making massive impacts.Ulta stock is slightly cheaper than LULU as it sells at 30 P/E and only 3X sales. But compared to retail stocks in general, it's not a massive bargain either. But as with the two other stocks today, this one is also worth it for the longer term.It's succeeding as a growth stock, so it's acceptable for it to be more expensive. YTD, Ulta stock is up 45%, which is 9X better than the XRT and 2X better than the S&P 500. So just like all of today's stocks, you get what you pay for.Technically, ULTA is also near highs, but it still has room to run. The 50% rally off the December lows, even though it has gone so far already, could be leg 1 of 3 of a pattern to target $420 per share.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Join his live chat room free here. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip * 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 6 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Based on Insider Trading The post 3 Retail Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Ulta Beauty Inc NASDAQ/NGS:ULTAView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for ULTA with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold ULTA had net inflows of $10.18 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Ulta stock is in the spotlight as retail giant Amazon teams up with Lady Gaga to launch an exclusive line of beauty products from the pop icon.
Lady Gaga will launch a line of beauty products exclusively on Amazon, which is making a move into the booming market, taking on Ulta Beauty and others.
Two beauty companies top the 2019 list of America’s Best Employers for Women compiled by Forbes magazine and research company Statista. The Estée Lauder Companies took the No. 1 spot on the list, followed by Ulta Beauty (Nasdaq: ULTA). Also appearing in the top 10 are the University of Utah, Hallmark Cards, Principal Financial Group, Unilever, Best Buy, Keller Williams Realty, Cincinnati Children’s and Harvard University.
Ingrid Hendershot selected Ulta Beauty (ULTA) as her favorite investment idea for 2019. The stock has since risen 37%. Here's the latest update from the money manager and editor of Hendershot Investments.
Amid trade tensions with China, retail stocks are feeling the heat. Goldman Sachs’ recent downgrade of both Nordstrom (JWN) and Ross (ROST) as well as concerns regarding disruptions to supply chains, inventory management and pricing can be attributed to the Street’s pessimistic view of the retail sector. That’s not to say all hope is lost for the retail industry. With the help of TipRanks, we’ve found three retail stocks that have surpassed all expectations in an uncertain trading landscape. eBay Inc. (EBAY)It’s no secret that the e-commerce giant has had a tough few quarters. By the end of 2018, stock prices rapidly declined after the company experienced a decrease in gross merchandise volume (GMV). However, eBay has managed to turn things around in the first quarter of 2019.eBay exceeded projections with Q1 earnings reaching $2.64 billion. EPS also topped expectations reaching $0.67 instead of the predicted $0.63. The number of active buyers on all platforms totaled 180 million in the first quarter, a 4% increase. Not to mention eBay has shifted focus towards improving user experience as well as opened a physical store in the UK to help local businesses grow their customer bases. Five-star analyst from Robert W. Baird, Colin Sebastian, believes recent data is signaling an upward trajectory and “the new taxes on small business sellers will continue to have an impact on eBay's merchant base, further driving ongoing softness.” He remains optimistic, reiterating the Buy rating and $44 price target, suggesting a 10% upside. Another top analyst, Ross Sandler, says that eBay’s strong first quarter warranted raising his price target from $46 to $49. He believes that deceleration of core marketplace gross merchandise volume growth should not be a cause for concern, noting that “the take-rate improvement from lower contra marketing and adoption of promoted listings delivered revenue upside.”The consensus among analysts is that eBay is a ‘Moderate Buy’, with 7 analysts giving a buy rating vs 9 holds over the last three months. The average price target is $40, suggesting a minor upside of 1%. Analyst Ratings & Price Targets on Ebay Nike Inc. (NKE)Despite disappointing fourth quarter earnings, analysts believe Nike is well positioned for future growth. The company’s sales increased by 7% year-over-year reaching $39 billion. Nike also saw gross margin increase to 45% of sales or 90 basis points year-over-year. Unlike other retailers, Nike has protected itself from any potential trade war. The company not only processes goods in 525 factories located in 41 countries but also sources materials from over 70 facilities in 11 different countries. This gives Nike the supply chain flexibility it needs to avoid fallout from tariffs or trade tensions. Nike’s Chairman and CEO, Mark Parker, addressed concerns regarding the trade tensions stating, “Where geopolitical dynamics have led to trade tensions and foreign exchange volatility. We're certainly mindful of the risks and more importantly we're in command of the conditions that are under our control. And that's serving the consumer and managing the levers we have delivering great product, engaging experiences and building our brand.”Top analyst, Jim Duffy, believes Nike is poised for growth, improvements on margins and stronger long-term ROIC. He adds, “Along with a strong pipeline of platform innovation set to launch across FY20, we see NIKE building momentum and successfully evolving the business to a higher margin, higher return model.” Duffy reiterated his Buy rating and $96.00 price target, indicating that he sees an 11% upside. The Street is cautiously optimistic about Nike. Over the last three months, the stock received 14 buy ratings, 4 holds and 1 sell. Nike has a ‘Moderate Buy’ analyst consensus as well as a $94 average price target, suggesting an 8% upside.Analyst Ratings & Price Targets on Nike Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA)In the last fiscal year, Ulta was able to outpace the S&P 500 gaining 42% while the index saw only a 9% gain. The beauty retailer’s focus on improving their online services, strengthening supply chain efficiency and international expansion could drive even further growth. The company’s first quarter adjusted earnings increased to $3.26 per share, up from $2.70 per share at this same time last year. Ulta’s net sales reached $1.74 billion growing 13% year-over-year. Management expects to see comparable sales increase by up to 7% as well as 20%-30% e-commerce sales growth. With the introduction of the Amazon Professional Beauty Store (AMZN) on June 24, Ulta’s share prices decreased by 3%. However, analysts believe this drop was only temporary reaction to the announcement. William Blair analyst, Daniel Hofkin, maintained his Buy rating on the company. He believes Ulta’s business won’t be negatively impacted by Amazon’s beauty platform as there is a significant difference between the companies’ business models. He explained, “Amazon’s new online store specifically targets professional stylists, who will have to upload their license in order to purchase products from the site. Ulta, meanwhile, targets the end-user beauty enthusiast. Furthermore, Ulta does not offer any specific incentives for professional stylists, and we believe the company’s sales to this end-market are quite minimal.” Another top analyst, Mark Altschwager, is confident in the beauty retailer’s long-term growth potential. He said, “I like the risk/reward as I believe Ulta has a durable, share-winning, best in class model,” reiterating his Buy rating and $395 price target. Ulta has a ‘Strong Buy’ consensus among analysts, with the stock receiving 8 buy ratings and just 1 hold over the last three months. The company’s average price target is $368.75, indicating a 7% upside. Analyst Ratings & Price Targets on Ulta Beauty IncFind your own best investment with TipRanks’ Analysts’ Top Stocks page.
The major stock indexes were broadly lower early Friday after a strong jobs report. Chip stocks weakened after Samsung's profit warning.
The stock market was moderately higher as the euphoria following a trade war truce between President Trump and China's Xi Jinping continued to fade.
Amazon (AMZN) unveils Amazon Professional Beauty Store for selling beauty products to professional stylists, barbers, and aestheticians.
Use new highs in light volume as one of the key rules when deciding when to sell stocks. After a long run-up, it's a sign a stock will soon take a breather.
Shares of Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. rallied 0.8% in morning trading, to bounce off the previous session's near 9-year low, after Instinet analyst Simeon Siegel said it was uncertain whether Amazon.com Inc.'s launch of its Professional Beauty Store will actually trigger change. The stock had tumbled 16.8% on Monday, the second-biggest one-day drop since it went public in November 2006, to close at the lowest price since November 2010. Siegel said that while Amazon's new beauty store will carry brands including Wella Color, RUSK and OPI Professional, all which are carried on Sally Beauty's website, many of those products are already widely available online, and on Amazon. "That said, beauty has largely been outside of [Amazon's] share grab thus far..., so a decision to make a broader push into the category shouldn't be ignored," Siegel wrote in a note to clients. Meanwhile, Ulta Beauty Inc.'s stock inched up less than 0.1%, after falling 2.6% on Monday after the Amazon news. Sally Beauty's stock has lost 27% year to date and Ulta shares have rallied 42%, while the SPDR S&P Retail ETF has gained 1.5% and the S&P 500 has climbed 17%.
Still Waters One thing about the ocean... you just never know. Went to the beach on Sunday. I hang around beaches a lot, FYI. Summer, winter, balmy weather, nasty storms. Makes no difference. Sunday was a windy but nice day.