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Cannell Peter B & Company Decreased Its Coty (COTY) Holding; 6 Bullish Analysts Covering Encore Capital Group, Inc. (ECPG)

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Cannell Peter B & Company Inc decreased Coty Inc (COTY) stake by 13.92% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Cannell Peter B & Company Inc sold 70,275 shares as Coty Inc (COTY)’s stock declined 8.23%. The Cannell Peter B & Company Inc holds 434,655 shares with $8.65M value, down from 504,930 last quarter. Coty Inc now has $12.44 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $16.59. About 1.53M shares traded. Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) has risen 0.16% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.39% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Encore Capital Group Inc had 16 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. Citigroup downgraded the shares of ECPG in report on Tuesday, September 20 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, July 20. Northland Capital maintained the shares of ECPG in report on Friday, November 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, October 8. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Suntrust Robinson maintained the shares of ECPG in report on Thursday, November 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Monday, January 8. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital. The stock of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Macquarie Research. See Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) latest ratings:

22/02/2018 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $51.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Initiate
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $58.0 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Rating: Hold
02/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $57.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $49.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 29 investors sold COTY shares while 112 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 499.23 million shares or 2.30% less from 510.97 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Private Ocean Ltd Company holds 1,377 shares. Genesee Valley Tru has 21,146 shares. Parkside Bank And Tru has 103 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ls Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.03% or 21,869 shares. Cadence Cap Mgmt Ltd Company reported 57,907 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.03% stake. 17,560 were accumulated by Spears Abacus Advisors Limited Liability. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 620,159 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Common Retirement Fund has 2.08M shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 1.29 million shares. Pictet Asset Mngmt holds 0.01% in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) or 264,291 shares. Stifel Fincl accumulated 97,351 shares. Sei Investments Co reported 946 shares. Ingalls And Snyder Limited Co reported 50,575 shares stake. Smithfield Tru invested in 0% or 30 shares.

Among 16 analysts covering Coty (NYSE:COTY), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Coty had 53 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, November 30. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of COTY in report on Wednesday, September 27 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, June 23. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, August 14 by B. Riley & Co. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Bank of America. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 8. The stock of Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Citigroup.

Cannell Peter B & Company Inc increased Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) stake by 6,217 shares to 222,641 valued at $12.53 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL) stake by 7,375 shares and now owns 17,325 shares. Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) was raised too.

Since February 12, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 sales for $84.48 million activity. JAB Cosmetics B.V. also bought $84.48 million worth of Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) shares.

Analysts await Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) to report earnings on May, 9 before the open. They expect $0.12 EPS, down 20.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.15 per share. COTY’s profit will be $89.98 million for 34.56 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.32 actual EPS reported by Coty Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -62.50% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 1.00% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $44.75. About 29,920 shares traded. Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) has risen 45.54% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.99% the S&P500.

Since January 17, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $2.45 million activity. Grinberg Paul had sold 19,273 shares worth $807,210.

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