ULTA - Ulta Beauty, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
357.00
-9.21 (-2.51%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close366.21
Open365.19
Bid353.60 x 900
Ask358.00 x 800
Day's Range356.45 - 366.85
52 Week Range224.43 - 368.83
Volume574,627
Avg. Volume742,374
Market Cap20.869B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.20
PE Ratio (TTM)31.06
EPS (TTM)11.49
Earnings DateAug 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend Date2012-03-16
1y Target Est365.47
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