Market Intelligence Center  Jul 15  Comment 
After closing Monday at $14.46, Avon Products Inc. (AVP) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 7.20% return in just 186 days, which is an annualized return of 14.12% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Jan. '15...
Motley Fool  Jul 14  Comment 
Avon must successfully market fragrances and generate sales in Brazil to survive, but can this alone sustain the company over the long term?
Forbes  Jul 3  Comment 
Investors in Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) saw new options become available today, for the August 22nd expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the AVP options chain for the new August 22nd contracts...
SeekingAlpha  Jun 25  Comment 
By Justin Kuepper: Avon Products Inc. (AVP), a manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products, has not exactly been the prettiest stock in the market. So far this year, the stock has fallen nearly 15% and trades down 30% over the past 52...
TheStreet.com  Jun 24  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Lately it's been ugly for shares of Avon Products . At Monday's close, the stock was at $14.69, down nearly 15% for the year to date and over 29% for the past 52 weeks. It pays a 1.64% dividend yield. That's not pretty....
Motley Fool  Jun 24  Comment 
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TheStreet.com  Jun 24  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Avon Products willn"> cut about 600 jobs, including in its North America unit, as the company struggles to return to profitability, Reuters reports. n">The job cuts and other restructuring efforts are expected to result...
Wall Street Journal  Jun 23  Comment 
Avon plans to reduce its headcount by an additional 600 positions, largely in its corporate staff and North America business, part of the beauty-products company's continuing turnaround efforts.
Benzinga  Jun 23  Comment 
Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today announced additional actions as part of the company's ongoing turnaround efforts to return Avon to sustainable, profitable growth. These steps are related to continued efforts to right size the cost...
Insurance Journal  Jun 20  Comment 
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Avon (NYSE:AVP) makes beauty and personal care products, including various types of cosmetics - lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, basically anything that would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift - apparel and accessories, and home and decoractive products. Avon's products face intense competition, from companies like Estee Lauder Companies (EL) and Revlon (REV), in all of its markets from both global and regional mid-end brand personal care products. To combat competition and improve brand recognition in US and global markets, Avon launched a Turn-around Plan in that included strategic initiatives to reduce costs, increased advertising spending, improve product quality, and improve sales profitability.

While the majority of Avon's competitors distribute their products to resellers such as department stores, drugstores, or cosmetic stores, Avon sells its products solely through its direct-selling channel of independently-contracted Active Sales Representatives and through its online website. However, the company's direct-selling business model is at risk for incurring more costs due to Representative dissatisfaction and global legal restrictions. Due to the company's reliance on its direct-selling business model, earning potential and satisfaction of its Representatives and maintaining its business model are essential for the company's success in global markets.

Company Overview

Avon produces and sells consumer packaged goods worldwide through its direct selling boutique store channel and its online channel.

Business Segments

Avon's revenues come from three main categories:

Business Growth

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