Scout Capital Increases COTY Holdings ~ market folly

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Scout Capital Increases COTY Holdings

Adam Weiss and James Crichton's hedge fund firm Scout Capital Management filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of COTY (COTY).  Per the filing, Scout has revealed a 4.3% ownership stake in COTY with 3,530,000 shares.

This marks an increase of 30,000 shares since the the end of the second quarter.  The new filing was required due to activity on October 28th.

Per Google Finance, COTY is "engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of women’s and men’s fragrances, color cosmetics and skin and body care related products globally. The Company operates in three segments: Fragrances, Color Cosmetics and Skin & Body Care. The Company’s power brands consists of adidas, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, OPI, philosophy, Playboy, Rimmel and Sally Hansen. The Company sells products in each of its segments through retailers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, independent and chain drug stores and pharmacies, upscale perfumeries, upscale and mid-tier department stores, nail salons, specialty retailers, duty-free shops and traditional food, drug and mass retailers."

For more portfolio activity from Scout Capital head here.

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