Shares of Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nineteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have given a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $19.32.

COTY has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Berenberg Bank downgraded shares of Coty from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $17.50 to $15.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Coty in a report on Thursday, October 5th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Coty in a report on Monday, October 16th. DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of Coty in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $17.50 target price for the company. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of Coty in a report on Friday, October 20th.

Shares of Coty (COTY) traded up $0.18 on Monday, hitting $19.93. 2,045,261 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,543,641. Coty has a 52 week low of $14.24 and a 52 week high of $20.88. The company has a market cap of $14,940.00, a P/E ratio of -33.78, a PEG ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80.

Coty (NYSE:COTY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07 by $0.03. Coty had a negative net margin of 5.02% and a positive return on equity of 4.26%. The company had revenue of $2.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.24 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.23 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 107.3% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Coty will post 0.68 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. Coty’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -84.75%.

In other news, major shareholder Cosmetics B.V. Jab bought 1,800,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $16.70 per share, for a total transaction of $30,060,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 279,608,041 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,669,454,284.70. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Edgar O. Huber bought 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $17.74 per share, with a total value of $70,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 163,570 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,901,731.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 10,004,000 shares of company stock valued at $168,552,960 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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Coty Company Profile

Coty Inc is a beauty company. The Company operates through four segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skin & Body Care and Brazil Acquisition. Its fragrance products include a range of men’s and women’s products. Its fragrance brands include Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Davidoff, Chloe, Balenciaga, Beyonce, Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu and Roberto Cavalli.

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