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Forbes  Mar 17  Comment 
In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Avon Products (AVP) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 3.2%.  Year to date, Avon Products has lost about 20.0% of its value.
TheStreet.com  Mar 16  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Avon Products  fell 4.02% to $7.41 in afternoon trading Monday after the S&P Dow Jones Indices, the company that manages the S&P 500, announced on Friday that the beauty products company would no longer be a...
CNNMoney.com  Mar 16  Comment 
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DailyFinance  Mar 16  Comment 
Filed under: Earnings, Market News, Mergers & Acquisitions, Rumors, Stocks Gregory Bull/AP Plenty of stocks go up and down in any given week. The gainers inspire us to keep investing. The decliners keep greed in check while reminding us about...
Reuters  Mar 13  Comment 
Hanesbrands will replace Avon Products in the S&P 500 after the close on March 20, while Equinix will replace Denbury Resources , S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Friday.
MarketWatch  Mar 11  Comment 
SanDisk, Avon, Apple, and Shake Shack are among notable movers on Wednesday.
The Times of India  Mar 7  Comment 
Avenue Venture Partners (AVP) has exited its investment in Assetz Property Group's residential project in Bengaluru with an IRR of 33%.
Forbes  Mar 4  Comment 
In early trading on Wednesday, shares of Avon Products (AVP) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 2.2%.  Year to date, Avon Products has lost about 4.0% of its value.
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 3  Comment 
Avenue Venture Partners (AVP) has successfully exited its investment in Singapore-headquartered Assetz Property Group (APG)’s developed project in East Bengaluru in less than two years. T...




 

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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