Shares of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $2.63.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on AVP shares. DA Davidson raised shares of Avon Products from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $1.75 to $3.50 in a research report on Monday, September 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Avon Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of Avon Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 18th. TheStreet raised shares of Avon Products from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of Avon Products from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $1.75 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th.

Shares of AVP stock traded up $0.04 on Monday, reaching $2.01. 2,837,981 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,472,419. The company has a market cap of $902.41 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.50, a PEG ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 1.38. Avon Products has a 1-year low of $1.38 and a 1-year high of $2.99.

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 1st. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.42 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.32 billion. Avon Products had a negative return on equity of 7.67% and a net margin of 2.61%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.03 EPS. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Avon Products will post 0.05 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Avon Products news, Director James A. Mitarotonda purchased 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $1.69 per share, with a total value of $169,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,333 shares in the company, valued at $14,082.77. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.72% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of AVP. Clinton Group Inc. purchased a new position in Avon Products in the 2nd quarter valued at about $103,000. CIBC World Markets Inc. purchased a new position in Avon Products in the 1st quarter valued at about $111,000. Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Avon Products in the 2nd quarter valued at about $147,000. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new position in Avon Products in the 2nd quarter valued at about $151,000. Finally, Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC purchased a new position in Avon Products in the 3rd quarter valued at about $166,000. 77.76% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Avon Products

Avon Products, Inc manufactures and markets beauty and related products in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, south Latin America, north Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers beauty products, including skincare, fragrance, and color cosmetics; and fashion and home products, such as fashion jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories, gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products, children's products, and nutritional products.

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