Exxon Mobil (XOM) Shareholder Winslow Evans & Crocker Has Decreased Position by $411,642; Ulta Salon Cosmetics And Fragrance (ULTA) Market Value Rose While Ashford Capital Management Trimmed Its Stake by $308,942

February 22, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Ashford Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Ulta Salon Cosmetics And Fragrance Inc. (ULTA) by 56.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ashford Capital Management Inc sold 1,367 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.88% with the market. The hedge fund held 1,061 shares of the 2007 company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $240,000, down from 2,428 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ashford Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Ulta Salon Cosmetics And Fragrance Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.46B market cap company. The stock increased 1.55% or $3.11 during the last trading session, reaching $204.3. About 557,089 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 5.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc sold 5,082 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 95,340 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.82M, down from 100,422 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $322.12 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.47% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $75.99. About 9.26M shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.




Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 9 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 88 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TD Securities maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 6 report. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, October 31. Tudor Pickering downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, January 26 report. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Sell” rating by UBS on Thursday, January 19. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, July 11. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, February 5 with “Hold”. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, September 6. BMO Capital Markets maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Wednesday, January 10 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fred Alger Management Incorporated has 0.02% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). 38,267 are held by Lau Associates Ltd Liability Com. Cetera Limited Liability has 1% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Willingdon Wealth Mgmt invested 2.08% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Advsr Lc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 24,875 shares. Hwg Limited Partnership reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Nottingham Advsrs Incorporated invested in 5,610 shares or 0.07% of the stock. S&Co Inc invested in 254,043 shares or 2.66% of the stock. St Germain D J owns 225,552 shares for 2.32% of their portfolio. Boston Private Wealth Lc invested in 324,344 shares or 1.02% of the stock. Moreover, Redmond Asset Management Ltd Liability has 0.28% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 7,615 shares. Maple Cap Mngmt Inc has 1.23% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 55,957 shares. Shufro Rose & Limited Company holds 2.32% or 281,283 shares in its portfolio. Fenimore Asset Mgmt Inc owns 0.09% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 26,584 shares. 1.60M are owned by Amp Cap Invsts Ltd.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $5.23 million activity. Chapman Neil A had sold 12,000 shares worth $996,628. 22,656 Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares with value of $1.81 million were sold by Franklin Robert Stuart. 7,281 shares were sold by Milton Bryan W, worth $606,082 on Tuesday, December 12. 19,500 shares were sold by Corson Bradley W, worth $1.62M on Monday, December 11.

Analysts await Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $1.21 EPS, up 27.37% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.95 per share. XOM’s profit will be $5.13B for 15.70 P/E if the $1.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual EPS reported by Exxon Mobil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.50% EPS growth.

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc, which manages about $600.60 million and $300.94M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc by 6,816 shares to 9,254 shares, valued at $591,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $24.97 million activity.

Among 28 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 110 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 28 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, May 26. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, May 27 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 17 report. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, May 27 report. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Perform” rating given on Monday, July 31 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, September 29. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 25 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, March 11, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Buckingham Research.

Analysts await Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report earnings on March, 15 after the close. They expect $2.78 EPS, up 24.11% or $0.54 from last year’s $2.24 per share. ULTA’s profit will be $169.56 million for 18.37 P/E if the $2.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 63.53% EPS growth.

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