Teachers Advisors LLC grew its position in e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (NYSE:ELF) by 134.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 37,156 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 21,275 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned about 0.08% of e.l.f. Beauty worth $1,011,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of ELF. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of e.l.f. Beauty by 7.2% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 50,987 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,469,000 after purchasing an additional 3,421 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of e.l.f. Beauty by 31.4% in the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 23,821 shares of the company’s stock valued at $686,000 after purchasing an additional 5,691 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of e.l.f. Beauty in the 1st quarter valued at $162,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of e.l.f. Beauty by 67.3% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,322,465 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,087,000 after purchasing an additional 531,777 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of e.l.f. Beauty by 2.2% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 100,544 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,895,000 after purchasing an additional 2,145 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 86.10% of the company’s stock.

e.l.f. Beauty (NYSE:ELF) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.07. e.l.f. Beauty had a return on equity of 10.54% and a net margin of 4.16%. The firm had revenue of $55.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $55.73 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 26.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Several brokerages have recently commented on ELF. Stifel Nicolaus set a $25.00 target price on shares of e.l.f. Beauty and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of e.l.f. Beauty in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $32.00 target price on shares of e.l.f. Beauty and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of e.l.f. Beauty in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of e.l.f. Beauty from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.57.

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In other e.l.f. Beauty news, insider Tarang Amin sold 47,380 shares of e.l.f. Beauty stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $1,184,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Jonathan T. Fieldman sold 4,137 shares of e.l.f. Beauty stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.00, for a total value of $95,151.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 68,848 shares of company stock worth $1,681,539. Company insiders own 16.50% of the company’s stock.

e.l.f. Beauty Company Profile

e.l.f. Beauty, Inc, formerly J.A. Cosmetics Holdings, Inc, is a cosmetic company. The Company conducts its business under the name e.l.f. Cosmetics, and offers products for eyes, lips and face to consumers through its retail customers, e.l.f. stores and e-commerce channels. The Company offers a range of products for eyes, such as eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and eyelashes, eyebrows, concealer and primer, brushes and tools, and sets and palettes.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for e.l.f. Beauty (NYSE:ELF)

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