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Coty (NYSE:COTY) EVP Darryl Mccall sold 31,250 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.01, for a total transaction of $531,562.50. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 160,720 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,733,847. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

COTY has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Coty in a research note on Wednesday, July 16th. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $18.00. Separately, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Coty from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 2nd. They now have a $18.80 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Coty in a research note on Monday, June 30th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.28.

Shares of Coty (NYSE:COTY) traded up 0.58% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $17.31. 425,929 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Coty has a one year low of $12.83 and a one year high of $18.95. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $17.26 and its 200-day moving average is $15.80. The company’s market cap is $6.568 billion.

Coty (NYSE:COTY) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, May 14th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1,000.00 million. Coty’s revenue was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Coty will post $0.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Coty Inc is engaged in manufacturing, marketing and distribution of women’s and men’s fragrances, color cosmetics and skin and body care related products globally.

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