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Cimarex Energy Co. (XEC) Reaches $96.88 After 3.00% Down Move; 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 February as released by FINRA. Its down 1.92% from 2.37 million 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 0.50% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $205.73. About 342,620 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

The stock of Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 5.20% or $5.32 during the last trading session, reaching $96.88. About 1.87 million shares traded or 96.67% up from the average. Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) has risen 1.88% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.82% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $9.23B company. It was reported on Feb, 15 by Barchart.com. We have $93.97 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:XEC worth $276.84M less.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $4.27 million activity. $1.48M worth of Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) shares were sold by Lambuth John. $424,538 worth of Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) was sold by ALBI JOSEPH R. $96,623 worth of stock was sold by LOGAN HAROLD R JR on Friday, September 15. Barron Francis Brian sold $337,769 worth of stock. BELL STEPHEN P sold $256,345 worth of Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) on Tuesday, September 5. 2,229 shares were sold by Johnson Krista L, worth $250,763. $255,684 worth of Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) was sold by JORDEN THOMAS E.

Among 35 analysts covering Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Cimarex Energy had 123 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Wednesday, December 9. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 18 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, February 13 report. The stock of Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 4 by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. FBR Capital maintained Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) rating on Thursday, February 16. FBR Capital has “Outperform” rating and $166 target. Imperial Capital maintained the shares of XEC in report on Thursday, November 9 with “Outperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, July 14 report. The rating was maintained by PiperJaffray with “Neutral” on Monday, September 18.

Analysts await Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $1.23 EPS, up 105.00% or $0.63 from last year’s $0.6 per share. XEC’s profit will be $117.16 million for 19.69 P/E if the $1.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual EPS reported by Cimarex Energy Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.84% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold Cimarex Energy Co. shares while 128 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 86.51 million shares or 3.87% more from 83.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Kentucky Retirement Insurance Tru Fund accumulated 0.05% or 2,515 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp, a California-based fund reported 27 shares. Avalon Advisors Ltd Llc accumulated 4,359 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insurance Commerce The has 0.01% invested in Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) for 106,137 shares. Alyeska Group Lp has invested 0.17% in Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC). Hartford Mgmt Communications reported 20,441 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. National Pension Ser accumulated 106,922 shares. Bluemountain Cap Management Limited reported 294 shares. 166,377 are held by Columbia Wanger Asset Management Limited Liability Corp. Weiss Multi has invested 0.52% in Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC). Moreover, Brown Brothers Harriman And has 0% invested in Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC). Atria Investments Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.03% or 5,525 shares. Axa has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC). Chicago Equity Prtn Limited Co has invested 0.19% in Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC). Schafer Cullen Capital Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC).

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent gas and oil exploration and production firm primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. The company has market cap of $9.23 billion. As of December 31, 2016, it had a total proved gas and oil reserves of 2.89 trillion cubic feet equivalent consisting of 1.47 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, 0.64 Tcfe of oil, and 0.78 Tcfe of natural gas liquids primarily located in the Mid-Continent and Permian Basin regions. It has a 25.05 P/E ratio. The firm also owned interests in 3,094 net productive gas and oil wells.

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. On Monday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 26 by Buckingham Research. Jefferies maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Friday, August 26. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $255 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, March 11. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform” on Friday, August 25. The company was maintained on Friday, August 26 by Nomura. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by PiperJaffray. Buckingham Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. The company was maintained on Friday, August 25 by Evercore.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $12.55 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 26.29 P/E ratio. It offers private label products consisting of Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products.

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