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As Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragra (ULTA) Stock Declined, Strategic Financial Services Upped Its Position by $682,380; As Commscope Hldg Co (COMM) Stock Value Rose, Chieftain Capital Management Cut Its Stake by $14.78 Million

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Strategic Financial Services Inc increased its stake in Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragra (ULTA) by 38.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Strategic Financial Services Inc bought 3,060 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 11,067 shares of the 2007 company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.48M, up from 8,007 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Strategic Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragra for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.95B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.36% or $5.97 during the last trading session, reaching $247. About 243,397 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has declined 26.85% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.40% the S&P500.

John Shapiro decreased its stake in Commscope Hldg Co Inc (COMM) by 5.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chieftain Capital Management Inc sold 399,392 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.82% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by John Shapiro held 6.87M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $259.93M, down from 7.27 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chieftain Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Commscope Hldg Co Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.60 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $29.13. About 169,385 shares traded. CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) has declined 4.00% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.55% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering CommScope Holding (NASDAQ:COMM), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. CommScope Holding had 42 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) earned “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 4. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Longbow on Friday, January 26 to “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, September 20. The rating was initiated by Northland Capital with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, September 30. The stock of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, December 17 by JP Morgan. Drexel Hamilton initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 24 report. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Hold” on Monday, October 16. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of COMM in report on Monday, May 9 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Longbow.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.26, from 0.72 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 41 investors sold COMM shares while 77 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 193.85 million shares or 1.07% more from 191.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Envestnet Asset has 0% invested in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) for 32,476 shares. Mrj Capital owns 2.25% invested in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) for 110,700 shares. Clear Harbor Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.55% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Chieftain Cap Management Inc has 17.67% invested in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) for 6.87 million shares. The Australia-based Amp Cap Invsts Limited has invested 0.01% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). At Bancorp reported 0.04% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). 1.36 million were reported by Goldman Sachs Gp. Mai Capital Mgmt stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Blackrock reported 15.40M shares stake. Aqr Cap Limited Company reported 73,871 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Company owns 0.02% invested in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) for 322,777 shares. 7.28M are held by Wellington Mngmt Grp Inc Inc Limited Liability Partnership. Ls Inv Advsrs Limited Liability Com has 0.01% invested in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). 17,162 were reported by Dnb Asset Mgmt As. Rhumbline Advisers has 189,406 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

More news for CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Pfizer Posts Mixed Q1 Results” on May 01, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Why Shares of CommScope Holding Company Crashed Today” and published on May 01, 2018 is yet another important article.

Analysts await CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.61 earnings per share, up 8.93% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.56 per share. COMM’s profit will be $117.16M for 11.94 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual earnings per share reported by CommScope Holding Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 35.56% EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 129 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer upgraded Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Tuesday, May 15 to “Outperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, March 11 with “Hold” rating. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $310 target in Friday, October 14 report. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 27. The rating was initiated by BB&T Capital on Wednesday, April 20 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, May 27 by Deutsche Bank. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. As per Friday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Friday, September 29 with “Buy” rating.

Since April 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $12.53 million activity. Nagler Lorna also sold $685,057 worth of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares. Another trade for 16,286 shares valued at $3.37 million was sold by Dillon Mary N.

Strategic Financial Services Inc, which manages about $632.36M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 38,780 shares to 51,480 shares, valued at $3.66M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schwab International Equity Et (SCHF) by 11,669 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 48,856 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Russell 1000 Growth In (IWF).

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