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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY)?

The company in question is, Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) currently with a stock price of 23.34 (-0.60% today). The market cap for Coty Inc. is 17518.3, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Personal Products industry. The target price for Coty Inc. is 28.36. Currently Coty Inc. is trading with a P/E of 55.57, and a forward P/E of 18.31. Average volume for Coty Inc. is 10152.48 and so far today it is 9855000.

Performance in the last year for Coty Inc. has been -16.68%. For EPS growth, Coty Inc. has seen a growth of -56.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.45%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.10% over the last five years and could be 2.73% for the next five years. Coty Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -261.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -9.15%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -11.34%.

Since the IPO date for Coty Inc. on the 6/13/2013, Coty Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -8.03%. With Coty Inc. trading at 23.34, the dividend yield is 1.20%, and the EPS is 0.42.

So could Coty Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 55.57. The PEG is 20.33, P/S is 4.03 and the P/B is at 22.02. The P/cash is 47.04, with P/free cash flow at 49.87.

Coty Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 11.11, and total debt/equity at 11.56.

In terms of margins, Coty Inc. has a gross margin of 59.90%, an operating margin of 5.80% and a profit margin of 3.60%.Payout ratio for Coty Inc. is 57.30%. Return on assets come to 2.30% with return on investment coming to 2.30%.

Insider ownership for Coty Inc., is at 42.98% and institutional ownership comes to 8.10%. Outstanding shares are at 750.57. While shares float is 449.8. The float short is currently 13.46%, and short ratio is 5.96.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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