Barclays Remains a Hold on Coty (COTY)

By Ryan Adsit

In a report released yesterday, Lauren Lieberman from Barclays maintained a Hold rating on Coty (COTYResearch Report), with a price target of $12.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $13.00, close to its 52-week high of $14.13.

According to, Lieberman is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 0.9% and a 51.5% success rate. Lieberman covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as International Flavors & Fragrances, Coca-Cola European Partners, and Constellation Brands.

Coty has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $12.00, representing a -8.7% downside. In a report issued on November 6, Wells Fargo also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $13.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $14.13 and a one-year low of $5.91. Currently, Coty has an average volume of 4.79M.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 31 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of COTY in relation to earlier this year.

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Coty, Inc. engages in the manufacture, market, sale, and distribution of branded beauty products. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Beauty, Luxury, and Professional Beauty. The Consumer Beauty segment offers color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, body care, and mass fragrances.