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How to buy Ulta Beauty (ULTA) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Ulta Beauty shares.

Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) is a leading specialty retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$395.25 after a previous close of US$396.39. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD388.5 to a high of USD396.705. The latest price was USD390.82 (25 minute delay). Ulta Beauty is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Ulta Beauty

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ulta Beauty. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ULTA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ulta Beauty reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$396.39, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ulta Beauty, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ulta Beauty. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Ulta Beauty stock price (NASDAQ:ULTA)

Use our graph to track the performance of ULTA stocks over time.

Ulta Beauty shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-06-14.
OpenUS$395.25
HighUS$396.705
LowUS$388.5
CloseUS$390.82
Previous closeUS$396.39
Change US$-5.57
Change % -1.4052%
Volume 761,802
Information last updated 2024-06-14.
52-week rangeUS$368.02 - US$574.76
50-day moving average US$405.138
200-day moving average US$446.197
Target priceUS$488.63
PE ratio 15.4779
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$25.61

Ulta Beauty share growth calculator

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Ulta Beauty price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $390.82

1 week (2024-06-10) 2.18%
1 month (2024-05-17) -2.19%
3 months (2024-03-15) -27.08%
6 months (2023-12-15) -20.34%
1 year (2023-06-16) -12.75%
2 years (2022-06-16) 0.09%
3 years (2021-06-16) 17.78%
5 years (2019-06-17) 11.60%

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Is it a good time to buy Ulta Beauty stock?

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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 15x. In other words, Ulta Beauty shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-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 1.6691. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares 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 share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ulta Beauty's EBITDA

Ulta Beauty's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.9 billion (£1.5 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ulta Beauty's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Ulta Beauty share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ulta Beauty's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$368.02 up to US$574.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ULTA.US volatility(beta: 1.36)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ulta Beauty's is 1.364. This would suggest that Ulta Beauty's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ulta Beauty financials

Revenue TTM US$11.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.71%
Gross profit TTM US$4 billion
Return on assets TTM 18.59%
Return on equity TTM 58.21%
Profit margin 11.13%
Book value 48.087
Market capitalisation US$18.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ulta Beauty share dividends

We're not expecting Ulta Beauty to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

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

Ulta Beauty Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.11
Total ESG percentile 12.36
Environmental score 3.74
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 4.69
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 4.17
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Ulta Beauty overview

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a specialty beauty retailer in the United States. The company offers branded and private label beauty products, including cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products, professional hair products, and salon styling tools through its Ulta Beauty stores, shop-in-shops, Ulta.com website, and its mobile applications. It also offers beauty services, including hair, makeup, brow, and skin services at its stores. 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 incorporated in 1990 and is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

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