Coty's Paris Stock Offering

Plus, Chainlink's wallet questions.

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Coty's Paris Stock Offering

Beauty company Coty (NYSE: COTY) declined by 2.21% in after-hours trading on Monday after filing for a dual listing of its shares on the Paris Stock Exchange and announcing an offering of 33 million shares.

Details: The offering is available publicly in the United States and on a private placement outside of the United States. Investors can either buy Coty shares in euros on the Paris exchange or in U.S. dollars on the New York Stock Exchange.

Also: Net proceeds from the offerings will be used to retire some outstanding debt and for other general corporate purposes, such as strategic investments, working capital, and capital expenditures.

Background: Coty was founded in Paris in 1904. Having a dual listing in both the U.S. and France will allow the beauty company to tap into investors in both markets.

Powering the Story: Despite posting mixed financial earnings results in August, Coty recently increased its full-year guidance due to strong “momentum in beauty demand.”

Stock Price: Coty’s stock is up 34% this year, including a 4% increase in the last 30 days.

Final Thoughts: Beauty and cosmetic stocks are considered to be “recession-proof” because consumers still spend money on beauty products even during recessions. It’s something to consider especially if there is a future recession.

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Chainlink Jumps Despite Wallet Questions

As most cryptocurrency prices stabilized on Monday, Chainlink saw its price jump by 4.6%.

Background: Chainlink, which has a market cap of $4.1 billion, is a decentralized blockchain oracle network built on Ethereum in 2017.

Recent Developments: Chainlink recently reduced the number of signatures it requires on its multi-signature wallet from 4-of-9 to 4-of-8. The signatures are a security measure.

Yes, But: The developers behind Chainlink also downplayed the impact of the recent wallet change, according to Cointelegrah.

Price: Chainlink is up 36% this year, including a 26% jump in the last 30 days.

Final Thoughts: Can Chainlink continue to climb at this rate? Analysts are not as bullish due to the coin’s volatile history, but it is still getting a lot of attention from investors.

Ford Reportedly Stops Construction of Battery Plant

Ford (NYSE: F) is pausing construction of a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant until the company is “confident about our ability to competitively run the plant,” a Ford spokesperson told The Detroit News on Monday

Final Thoughts: Ford, up 7% this year, is dealing with an ongoing strike involving the United Auto Workers union.

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