Cardinal Capital Management Has Lowered Sun Life Financial (SLF) Stake By $2.22 Million; Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Has 0.95 Sentiment

May 24, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

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Cardinal Capital Management Inc decreased Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) stake by 3.83% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Cardinal Capital Management Inc sold 54,118 shares as Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF)’s stock rose 0.17%. The Cardinal Capital Management Inc holds 1.36M shares with $56.30M value, down from 1.41 million last quarter. Sun Life Financial Inc. now has $26.18B valuation. The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $43.09. About 450,031 shares traded. Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) has risen 12.92% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.37% the S&P500.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (ULTA) investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.10, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. The ratio improved, as 231 funds increased and started new positions, while 244 sold and trimmed positions in Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. The funds in our database reported: 53.45 million shares, up from 52.49 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc in top ten positions decreased from 6 to 4 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 88 Reduced: 156 Increased: 144 New Position: 87.

Analysts await Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) to report earnings on August, 8. They expect $0.89 earnings per share, up 7.23% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.83 per share. SLF’s profit will be $540.77 million for 12.10 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by Sun Life Financial Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 12 analysts covering Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Sun Life Financial Inc. had 26 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was initiated by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 24 with “Underperform”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 5 by Morgan Stanley. Argus Research downgraded Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) on Friday, December 23 to “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, March 7 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 11 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, November 5. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 6 by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $61.0 target in Friday, February 16 report. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 5.

More notable recent Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) CEO Dean Connor on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 10, 2018, also Fool.ca with their article: “2 Canadian Stocks to Bet on Global Wealth Growth” published on May 18, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Sun Life Financial hosts first quarter 2018 earnings conference call” on April 25, 2018. More interesting news about Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) were released by: Fool.ca and their article: “Which Canadian Life Insurer Offers Investors the Best Dividend Today?” published on May 13, 2018 as well as Fool.ca‘s news article titled: “RRSP Investors: 2 Top Canadian Stocks to Play Global Growth” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Cardinal Capital Management Inc increased Amerisourcebergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) stake by 22,960 shares to 158,880 valued at $14.59 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. stake by 130,290 shares and now owns 130,690 shares. Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) was raised too.

Hs Management Partners Llc holds 4.8% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. for 699,365 shares. Westwood Management Corp Il owns 122,950 shares or 3.84% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bender Robert & Associates has 3.68% invested in the company for 29,721 shares. The New York-based Two Creeks Capital Management Lp has invested 3.44% in the stock. Ithaka Group Llc, a Maryland-based fund reported 74,450 shares.

Analysts await Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report earnings on May, 31 after the close. They expect $2.47 EPS, up 29.32% or $0.56 from last year’s $1.91 per share. ULTA’s profit will be $149.47M for 25.60 P/E if the $2.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.75 actual EPS reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.18% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Ulta’s Valuation Pushes This Bull To The Sidelines” on May 02, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Ulta: An Analysis” published on May 07, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Ulta, Valero, And 3 Other Stocks Showing Signs Of More Upside This Week” on May 08, 2018. More interesting news about Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) were released by: Schaeffersresearch.com and their article: “Weight Watchers, Ulta Beauty Stocks Get More Analyst Love” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Death Of Retail Is Premature” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $12.53 million activity.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $15.31 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 28.23 P/E ratio. It offers private label products consisting of Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products.

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