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Credit Suisse Made the Right Call, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance 11.7% Lower (ULTA)

Published on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 10:10
By Peter Chu

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral by Credit Suisse one week ago. The stock closed at $87.17, which is 11.7% lower than the price one week ago ($98.71).

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. sells cosmetics, fragrances, skin and hair care products, appliances, and accessories. The Company also offers hair salon services, manicures, pedicures, massages, and other beauty & spa treatments.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $103.52 and a 52-week low of $32.01 and are now trading 171% above that low price at $86.75 per share. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.04% lower and 0.6% lower over the past week, respectively.

Potential upside of 31.7% exists for Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance, based on a current level of $86.75 and analysts' average consensus price target of $114.25. The stock should run into initial resistance at its 200-day moving average (MA) of $93.44 and subsequent resistance at its 50-day MA of $96.45.

By Peter Chu
pchu@fnno.com