Avon Products, Inc.

  • Two of These Three Firms Have a Lock on Emerging Markets

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, CL, EL

    While the developing world hasn't shown the type of prosperity many economists predicted, no one said that growth would happen overnight. So despite the recent stagnant growth in these nations, it is still important for consumer goods companies to establish their footing now in order to realize the massive profits that will come when these economies really gain momentum.

    Estee Lauder is already profiting in Africa

    Estee Lauder Companies more »

  • Getting Revved Up for Makeup

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, REV, EL

    After Revlon (NYSE: REV) surged some 7% earlier last week, it's time for investors to take a close look at the consumer-discretionary industry that is makeup. Earlier this week, Revlon announced plans to reacquire The Colomer Group for $660 million. This is a big move for Revlon, which is a $1.3 billion company, much smaller than major peers.

    Estee Lauder (NYSE: EL) is one of the top manufacturers more »

  • What Is the Most Beautiful Investment of Them All?

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, IFF, EL

    Everyone in the world wants to look beautiful. If they can’t look beautiful, then they at least want to feel beautiful. This has led to success for companies like Estee Lauder (NYSE: EL), International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF), and Avon Products (NYSE: AVP).

    These three companies might sell different products, but they all cater to the beauty-conscious consumer. As you might already know, the domestic market has matured. Demand more »

  • Emerging Market Opportunities From US Shores

    By Reuben Brewer - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, AVP, GE, TUP

    Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein expects emerging markets to keep expanding. While that growth will come with volatility, it remains an investment opportunity. Intrepid types should consider companies like Avon (NYSE: AVP) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) to take advantage of these opportunities. 

    While discussing the world's economic and investment backdrop with a business group in Sydney, Blankfein was recently quoted by Bloomberg as saying, “It is very more »

  • How Could This "Misleading" Company Be a Good Investment for Hedge Funds?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, REV

    Revlon (NYSE: REV) had quite a news flash last week as it agreed to pay a hefty $850,000 fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission for “misleading” shareholders. The SEC charged the beauty product company for deceiving its shareholders as well as independent directors regarding a “failed” transaction with Mr. Ronald Perelman, which would have turned the public company into a private one. While Revlon settled to charges by more »

  • Beauty Is Big Business for These Companies

    By Eileen Rojas - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, NUS, EL

    Making people look good is a big business. In fact, in 2012, the cosmetics industry was worth $68.7 billion in the U.S. and $433.4 billion overseas. Sales forecasts show annual growth of 3% to 5% over the next five years and, by 2017, are expected to reach $81.7 billion in the U.S. and $562.9 billion worldwide. The success of the cosmetics and personal care more »

  • Will Admitting a Mistake Help This Specialty Retailer Improve?

    By Reuben Brewer - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, HLF, TUP

    Avon Products (NYSE: AVP) is selling its Silpada jewelry business. The company's revenue has been at a virtual standstill for around five years, with earnings heading lower and lower. Taking the loss on the jewelry business is a good step, but more is needed.

    A good story

    Avon is one of America's great stories. The direct selling model grew quickly in this country and then expanded overseas. Today more »

  • Investors Could Use Some Make Up

    By Vanina Egea - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, IFF, EL

    Beauty is a valuable commodity, and emerging markets will further fuel profits for beauty suppliers. But are companies hitting the key on changing markets? And, most importantly, are they cashing in on those changes? With different success, Avon (NYSE: AVP), Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF), and Estee Lauder (NYSE: EL) have done it.

    Emerging markets are key

    Leader in skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care, Estèe Lauder focuses on high-end more »

  • Tupperware - Incredibly Foolish !!!

    By Lalita Chauhan - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, NWL, TUP

    Tupperware (NYSE: TUP) is known across the world for its successful direct sales methodology and a unique strategy which is central to the participation of women as sales representatives giving them the opportunity to expand their wings beyond the perimeters of their home.

    The company realized the potential of women as a major sales force and gave them an opportunity to run a business independently, marking the beginning of an more »

  • Three Companies With Steady Year-to-Date Performance

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, LNG, MCHP

    It's easy to be skeptical about volatile stock movements. When a stock sees sudden growth, it's a risky bet, because it could just as easily fall in the future. To avoid taking that kind of risk, it is better to pick stocks with steady growth.

    Here are three stocks which have grown steadily. Out of these three, two companies - Avon Products (NYSE: AVP) and Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNGmore »)

  • This Cosmetics Business is Cheap With High Insider Ownership

    By Anh HOANG - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, COTY, REV

    Investors of Revlon (NYSE: REV) must be quite happy as the company has gained as much as 34.9% since the beginning of the year. The company is in the portfolios of several famous investors, including Joel Greenblatt and Jim Simons. Interestingly, being the shareholders of Revlon means investors can invest alongside billionaire Ronald Perelman. He owns 76.3% of the total A shares and 100% of the company’s more »

  • The Ultimate Beauty Solution

    By Mark Holder - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, SBH, ULTA

    While reviewing Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the constant realization is that the company has no comparable competition. The beauty sector is a massive industry yet the majority of the products are sold via direct marketers, department stores, or drug stores. Neither group offers a focused, easy to visit store format. For a consumer that wants quality products, they previously had to travel to a distant mall. Enter Ulta Beauty into more »

  • Is This Leading Fragrance Company a Buy?

    By Anh HOANG - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, COTY, EL

    Coty (NYSE: COTY) recently became a publicly traded company, raising less than $1 billion. The company has a long operating history, dating back more than a century ago when it was founded by a French perfumer. Normally, I do not like to participate in IPOs due to the fact that in majority of the IPO cases, the IPO prices are not cheap at all. However, as Coty has a leading more »

  • A Case for Investing in Avon

    By Ashit Gulati - June 16, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, REV, EL

    Avon Products' (NYSE: AVP) sales and overall earnings witnessed a heavy decline during the last two years, however, the company considers 2013 its year of transition. It is making special efforts to prop up sales and revamp its cost structure. A recent increase in earnings estimates for Avon was underpinned by higher-than-expected bottom-line performance during the first quarter of 2013.

    Investors with a long-term investment horizon should hold on to more »

  • The World’s Largest Consumer Products Company

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, CHD, CL, PG, CLX

    The world’s largest consumer products company, with operations in more than 180 countries, Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) has seen its shares rise 13.96% year to date, under-performing the Dow Jones Industrial Average by only 1.86% over that time span.  

    P&G's core business is divided into two main segments, Beauty & Grooming and Household Care. The company's brand portfolio includes 25 billion dollar brands, with 50 more »

  • Herbalife: Buy or Sell?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, HLF, NUS

    A hedge fund battle has taken place centering on Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) by some large well-known investors, some short and the others long, with the stock focused on squeezing the shorts. The battle has become personal and investors need to decide if Herbalife is a value at current levels or just a time bomb with more downside.

    Herbalife is a multilevel marketing company like Avon (NYSE: AVP) or Tupperware (TUP more »

  • A Direct Approach In Emerging Markets

    By Reuben Brewer - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, HLF, TUP

    The direct selling business has been under some pressure of late, with Avon (NYSE: AVP) struggling and Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) under a government investigation. That said, the direct selling approach has a lot of appeal in the fast-growing emerging markets. Now could be an interesting time to jump aboard, if you pick the right company.


    Tupperware (NYSE: TUP), a direct seller of plasticware, kitchenware, and beauty supplies, expects the more »

  • The Search for Immortality - Spawning Great Investments in Any Era

    By Brenda Johnson - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, LRLCY.PK, EL

    There are few market drivers as strong as the desire to remain "forever young," and many smart companies in the personal care and health care space are capitalizing on this.  Now that the infamous Baby Boomers are greying, or at least starting to pull out the first grey hairs with tweezers, this trend has hit a fever pitch.

    A post detailing all of the stocks riding on making Aunt Mable more »

  • Does Ackman Want This Trade Back?

    By Tedra DeSue - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, HLF, NUS

    If you’re looking for a comeback stock to invest in, look no further than Herbalife (NYSE: HLF). The company has endured criticism from one of the market’s most revered hedge fund managers. Perhaps any other company would have faltered, taking years to recover, if it could at all. However, there’s just something about Herbalife and its resiliency that is allowing it to do some chest pounding in more »

  • This Retailer Needs Minimal Rental and Advertising

    By Mark Lin - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, NWL, TUP

    Most retailers have to grapple with both rental expenses and advertising & promotion expenses. Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP), however, minimizes such expenses, selling branded housewares and beauty and personal care products via its direct sales force. It also has the appropriate structures in place to motivate its sales force. I like Tupperware Brands for its decent dividend yield and reasonable valuation.

    Unique non-retail selling model

    Tupperware Brands employs a non-retail model more »

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