Macquarie Upgraded Anglo American (LON:AAL); Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Shorts Decreased By 1.92%

Ulta Beauty Incorporated (NASDAQ:ULTA) had a decrease of 1.92% in short interest. ULTA’s SI was 2.33 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 1.92% from 2.37M shares previously. With 1.50 million avg volume, 2 days are for Ulta Beauty Incorporated (NASDAQ:ULTA)’s short sellers to cover ULTA’s short positions. The SI to Ulta Beauty Incorporated’s float is 3.93%. The stock decreased 1.96% or $4.48 during the last trading session, reaching $224.31. About 1.70 million shares traded or 31.16% up from the average. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Trading of Anglo American (LON:AAL)‘s shares is going to be interesting today, as Macquarie raised the stock to a “Outperform”. Along the rating upgrade, Macquarie analysts gave a target price per share of GBX 2100.00 or 20.91% more.

The stock increased 0.05% or GBX 0.8 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1737.6. About 1.03M shares traded. Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) has 0.00% since January 25, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Anglo American PLC (LON:AAL), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Anglo American PLC has GBX 2100 highest and GBX 152 lowest target. GBX 1255.65’s average target is -27.74% below currents GBX 1737.6 stock price. Anglo American PLC had 479 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) rating on Monday, September 21. RBC Capital Markets has “Neutral” rating and GBX 800 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 14 by Liberum Capital. HSBC maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 1410 target in Tuesday, April 25 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 14 by Deutsche Bank. Goldman Sachs maintained Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) rating on Wednesday, September 16. Goldman Sachs has “Sell” rating and GBX 730 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 21 with “Outperform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) rating on Thursday, October 22. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and GBX 850 target. On Friday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Sell”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by BNP Paribas. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, April 7 by Credit Suisse.

Anglo American plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploring, mining, processing, and smelting bulk commodities, base metals and minerals, and precious metals and minerals worldwide. The company has market cap of 24.32 billion GBP. The firm explores for iron ore, manganese ore, and alloys; metallurgical and thermal coal; copper; nickel; niobium; phosphates; platinum group metals; and rough and polished diamonds. It has a 5.92 P/E ratio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.66 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 53 investors sold Anglo American plc shares while 210 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 380.49 million shares or 2.17% less from 388.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 111 were accumulated by Fred Alger Inc. Mitsubishi Ufj stated it has 0.22% in Anglo American plc (LON:AAL). First Tru Advsrs Lp reported 806,872 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Ltd holds 0.07% or 2.09 million shares in its portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt has 45 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Strs Ohio has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Anglo American plc (LON:AAL). Systematic Financial Ltd Partnership holds 85,730 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Limited reported 1.04 million shares. 4,896 were reported by Cetera Advsr Limited Liability. 61,270 are held by Commonwealth Equity Services. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas has 48,000 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Bluefin Trading Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.19% invested in Anglo American plc (LON:AAL). Moreover, Paloma Prns Mgmt Communications has 0.11% invested in Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) for 166,208 shares. Clearbridge Investments Ltd Liability reported 688 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc holds 8,042 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $3.16 million activity. Leibman Maya had sold 10,000 shares worth $479,737. ROBINSON RAY M sold 3,476 shares worth $162,523. EBERWEIN ELISE R sold 50,000 shares worth $2.52M.

Analysts await Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $0.71 EPS, down 22.83% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.92 per share. AAL’s profit will be $9.94 million for 611.83 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.42 actual EPS reported by Anglo American plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 102 investors sold Ulta Beauty, Inc. shares while 170 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 52.49 million shares or 1.02% less from 53.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cibc Asset Mgmt owns 12,541 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Magnetar Fincl owns 4,287 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Shine Invest Advisory stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 31,367 shares. Everence owns 1,400 shares. Moreover, Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 4,900 shares. Catalyst Advsr invested in 0.08% or 8,225 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Liability Company invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Ameriprise Fincl, Minnesota-based fund reported 1.39 million shares. Art Advsr Ltd holds 3,700 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Highbridge Cap Mngmt Lc holds 0.09% or 25,918 shares. Rainier Investment Mngmt Limited Liability invested in 11,790 shares or 0.63% of the stock. Balyasny Asset Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.2% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). State Street has invested 0.05% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 30,323 shares.

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 109 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Monday, November 30. Robert W. Baird maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Wednesday, August 23. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $335.0 target. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Friday, August 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, August 24 by Telsey Advisory Group. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Friday, May 27 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research on Friday, August 26. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, March 11. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, August 25 to “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, May 26.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $13.68 billion. The companyÂ’s stores provide cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, haircare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools, as well as others, including nail products and accessories. It has a 28.67 P/E ratio. It offers private label products consisting of Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products.