| Coty and its subsidiaries are a beauty company. Co. manufactures, markets, sells and distributes beauty products, including fragrances, color cosmetics, hair care products and skin and body related products throughout the world. Co. is organized into the following operating segments and reportable segments: Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific, which include the businesses focused on prestige fragrances, prestige skin care, prestige color cosmetics, mass color cosmetics, mass fragrance, mass skin care and body care. |
When researching a stock like Coty, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from COTY Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for COTY stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the COTY 200 day moving average ("COTY 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the COTY 50 day moving average ("COTY 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Coty. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the COTY 200 DMA and the COTY 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("COTY MACD"). The COTY MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).