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      Coty Stock Slipped Despite Insider Confidence

      By Fahim Awan

      Published on

      October 10, 2023

      7:56 AM UTC

      Last Updated on

      October 12, 2023

      5:33 AM UTC

      Coty Stock Slipped Despite Insider Confidence

      Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) concluded its most recent trading session with a modest decrease of 0.76%, settling at a trading price of $10.47. Post-market hours witnessed a further decline in Coty’s stock, dipping by 1.46% to $10.36. Despite the recent decline, COTY experienced a weekly loss of approximately 2.50% in its market value.

      This decline occurred in spite of the confidence exhibited by company insiders, notably demonstrated by one of Coty’s directors, Parize Isabelle, who acquired 20,500 shares. This transaction, disclosed at the end of the preceding week, amounted to a total expenditure of $210,945, with each share being obtained at a rate of $10.29.

      Recent developments within COTY have instilled confidence among insiders, thanks to the company’s recent upward revision of its fiscal year 2024 (FY24) outlook. Approximately four weeks ago, during its FY23 earnings call, Coty initially provided guidance. However, since then, Coty has experienced a significant surge in demand for beauty products across its core markets and product categories, particularly in high-end fragrances.

      Coty’s recent launch of the Burberry Goddess fragrance, with its distinctive aroma, innovative packaging, and disruptive in-store promotions, has achieved remarkable success, solidifying Coty’s position as a fragrance industry leader. The success of Burberry Goddess was particularly pronounced in the United States, where it outperformed recent blockbuster launches, achieving significantly higher sales.

      Impressively, two of Coty’s fragrance innovations now rank in the top five for the Fall season, with three fragrance lines in the U.S. top ten. These achievements have driven Coty to revise its outlook, with an anticipated core like-for-like (LFL) sales growth of +10-12% in the first half of FY24, exceeding the previous projection of +8-10%.

      This robust performance has led to an elevated core LFL sales growth outlook for FY24, expected to fall within the range of +8-10%, a notable increase from its earlier guidance aiming for the upper end of the +6-8% medium-term target range. Furthermore, Coty recently conducted a private offering, issuing €500 million in 5.75% Senior Secured Notes due in 2028, in conjunction with its subsidiaries, marking a significant financial move for the company.

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