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Ulta Beauty gains on activist chatter (NASDAQ:ULTA)

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) is up 1.95% as some activist investor rumors circulate around trading desks. At the moment, there is nothing concrete in the way of a SEC filing.

Broad retail is up less than 0.6% on the day.

Shares of Ulta are down 7.74% for the year, although they have recovered significantly from the March low.

Last week, Ulta was one of the standouts in the Piper Sandler Taking Stock With Teens Survey.

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Buy Procter And Gamble And Ulta Beauty

October is the most volatile month, has brought the largest one-day declines, and has usually closed on the upside. The coming week is OPEX (options expiration week) which has a bullish bias in the month of October.

Here are two stock recommendations for the short term.

The PG daily cycle (8 of 8 signals correct) bottoms on October 11th and tops on October 18th. The weekly cycle (8 of 9 accurate) is also bullish. October has been the strongest month to hold PG, up 68.3% of all such months over the last 41 years. The target is $150 by months end.  

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The ULTA daily cycle (12 of the last 13 have been

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Ulta Beauty’s 2020 Gorgeous Hair Event Means 50% Off Your Favorite Hair Products

Ulta Beauty is the store that keeps on giving. It seems like every month or so, the beauty chain is offering another massive sale on a slew of cult-favorite skin, makeup, and hair care products — and this October is no different. Running now through Oct. 24, Ulta Beauty’s 2020 Gorgeous Hair Event means you can get your favorite hair tools, styling, and care products for 50% off on Ulta’s website.

You may or may not know how this rodeo goes, but to recap, Ulta Beauty offers different deals every day, so you can fill your calendar with a bunch of steals. Whether you’re looking to try out a new hair color, give your hair some TLC, or just explore some new products, there are a tone of ways to indulge in Ulta Beauty’s Gorgeous Hair Event. After all, it only happens twice a year.

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Retailers are desperate to kick off holiday shopping early this year, and brands like Ulta, Kroger, and Guess are turning to a new shopping event to get consumers out to shop



text, whiteboard: Ulta is one of the retailers participating in the 10.10 Shopping Festival. Peter Larsen/Getty Images for ULTA Beauty


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Ulta is one of the retailers participating in the 10.10 Shopping Festival. Peter Larsen/Getty Images for ULTA Beauty

  • Ulta, Kroger, and Guess are among the retailers offering deals this upcoming weekend as part of the 10.10 Shopping Festival. 
  • The goal of the new event is to entice shoppers to start their holiday gift-buying earlier than usual. 
  • In a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic, retailers are concerned a logistical nightmare could ensue if too many people leave their holiday shopping until the last minute.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A group of retailers are signing up for a shopping event that hopes to save a holiday season unlike any before. 

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Ulta, Kroger, and Guess are among the stores that will be offering deals as part of the new 10.10 Shopping Festival, which runs from October 9 to October 12. The name

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Ulta Beauty Fall Haul Event 2020: See all the best beauty deals

This year’s fall haul sale runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3.

Ulta Beauty’s Fall Haul Event is in full force and the deals feel too good to be true.

Big sales on makeup, skin care, hair tools and more started on Sept. 25 and go until Oct. 3.

Beauty enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy up to 50% off and get a head start on seasonal shopping.

From BOGO deals on makeup must-haves to buy two-and-get-one free perks on skin care essentials, there’s truly something everybody can get in on.

Ahead, check out seven standout products to snag while prices are lower than usual.

NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream

Available in 22 colors, this bestselling cream lip pick is lightweight and has a lovely

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How Ulta Beauty Is Thriving

While some retailers are still stabilizing following the disruptions from COVID-19, Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) is well positioned to handle the ongoing volatility. The largest beauty retailer saw a nice improvement in comparable sales in August and believes this recovery will continue. Here is why Ulta is set up to succeed.

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Ulta reports an uptick in July and August

Like many retailers, Ulta stores were closed earlier this year due to COVID-19. The company began reopening locations during the fiscal second quarter with 90% of its fleet open at the end of June and 100% open by mid-July .

Comps bounced back post-opening, jumping from down 37% in early May to down 10% in July. CEO Mary Dillon noted on the second-quarter earnings call that trends further improved in August: “Sales trends have continued to improve with comps down in the mid single-digit range for the first three

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Ulta Beauty: Negative Sentiment Is Your Friend (NASDAQ:ULTA)

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I’ve been a fan of all-things-beauty retailer Ulta Beauty (ULTA) for a long time. That doesn’t mean I’ve always been a fan of the stock, however, as the past several years have produced some truly eye-popping valuations when Ulta is hot. However, this year, the stock has been out of favor, and while it has rallied well off the March lows, it hasn’t yet made a serious run at its former highs.

In fact, we can see in the two bottom panels that Ulta is part of the specialty retailers, a group which has pummeled the broader market this year. That group is nearly 30% higher than the S&P 500 in 2020, but Ulta is 37% worse than its peer group in the past year. That sort of underperformance is normally something I run from, because I want to own the best stocks in the best groups. Ulta

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