Market Intelligence Center  Oct 15  Comment 
Avon Products Inc. (AVP) traded between $11.31 and $11.58 before closing at $11.40 Tuesday and presents some attractive trading opportunities today. MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s algorithms have picked a Apr. '15 $11.00 covered call for a net...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 14  Comment 
By Praveen Chawla: Conventional Value investing is like buying fixer-upper houses in good neighborhoods, fixing them up and selling them at higher prices. Some stocks like Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), Avon (NYSE:AVP), and Teradata (NYSE:TDC) etc....
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Market Intelligence Center  Oct 7  Comment 
After closing Monday at $11.67, Avon Products Inc. (AVP) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 9.24% return in just 192 days, which is an annualized return of 17.56% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Apr. '15...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 2  Comment 
By Nitin Gulati: As developing economies were catching up rapidly with their western counterparts, it was no surprise these regions emerged as key strategic interests to the multinational beauty and cosmetic companies. Companies sought...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 30  Comment 
By Robert FitzPatrick: Avon (NYSE:AVP) has voluntarily joined the battle, aka the "fraud thesis", that has engulfed Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) and, collaterally, other "multi-level marketing" -MLM- enterprises, such as Nu Skin (NYSE:NUS) and Usana...
Clusterstock  Sep 29  Comment 
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Avon Products Inc on Monday won the dismissal of a securities fraud lawsuit accusing the cosmetics company of concealing its inability to stop workers from bribing officials in China to win business...
Forbes  Sep 24  Comment 
Although external factors such as volatile currencies have played their part in declining sales, internal representative churn and lapsed management strategies across geographies have contributed to significant declines in constant currency sales.
Forbes  Sep 22  Comment 
There once was a high school dropout from upstate New York. At the age of 16, David McConnell started selling books door-to-door. He struggled mightily in the role. Out of desperation, David decided to take a different approach. He would promise a...


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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