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Ulta Beauty Inc. stock rises Wednesday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Ulta Beauty Inc. ULTA, +0.36% inched 0.59% higher to $375.93 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.15% rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.10% rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Ulta Beauty Inc. closed $39.05 short of its 52-week high ($414.98), which the company achieved on August 26th.

The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as CVS Health Corp. CVS, -0.18% rose 1.97% to $85.54, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. WBA, -0.31% rose 3.94% to $50.12, and Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +0.28% rose 0.75% to $3,475.79. Trading volume (920,127) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 613,705.

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