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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • A Safer Way To Play Emerging Markets

    By Reuben Brewer - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, TUP, WU

    “Emerging markets performance this year so far has been a disaster,” says Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock. However, he still sees these countries as “a long-term value investment.” That said, over the next six months or so he suggests investors “selectively trim” this exposure. Consider shifting into Western Union (NYSE: WU), ABB (NYSE: ABB), and Tupperware (NYSE: TUP) to keep a toe in the water.

    Still a Good 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 »

  • 4 Consumer Businesses to Keep on Your Radar

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, HELE, PG, TUP

    With consumer spending representing 71% of the United State's overall GDP in 2013, it has become more important than ever for investors to find companies with strong brands that are able to lock in recurring sales.  Companies that sell basic staples to many, if not most households throughout the world, can offer peace of mind to investors in a dramatic market.

    From low interest rates, to all-time highs, to 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 »

  • My Favorite Metric

    By Steve Van - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, BDX, KO, GPC, TUP

    In the 1960’s there was a television sit-com called “My Favorite Martian” with the premise of a Martian who has somehow entered the life of an Earthling. In the course of the show, the Martian’s unique and often comic perspective on Earthly life leads his human friend to see his everyday world in fresh ways. In a similar vein, “My Favorite Metric” might help human investors to see 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 »

  • Avon Might Reach $25 In Two Years

    By Anh HOANG - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, REV, TUP

    In a previous article, I talked about PNC Financial Services, a financial services firm that Brian Rogers, chairman and chief investment officer of T. Rowe Price, recommended at the 2013 Barron’s Roundtable. In this article, I will focus on another stock that he liked: Avon Products (NYSE: AVP), the direct selling company with beauty and fashion-related products.

    2012 Losses With High Amount of Debt

    Avon, incorporated in 1916, is more »

  • Don't Shy Away From This High PE Stock

    By Neha Gupta - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, EL, TUP

    Estée Lauder (NYSE: EL) manufactures and markets prestige cosmetics and other beauty products, with a product portfolio of well-known company-owned brands (including Aramis, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Estée Lauder, La Mer, M•A•C, and Origins) and global fragrance and cosmetics licenses (including Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Sean John, Donna Karan, and Michael Kors). The company’s sales are primarily concentrated in the skin care (42.2% of sales) and makeup more »

  • Tupperware Riding the BRICs: Buy, Hold or Sell?

    By Palwasha Saaim - February 23, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, TUP

    The debate on Herbalife's earnings model has raised question marks on a number of other business models. Herebalife is believed to record earnings for selling to its distributors who are supposedly not able to make the sales for which the revenue is recorded. Criticism has gone as far as calling some models 'Ponzi Schemes.' Companies with direct-selling models have also particularly come under market-wide scrutiny. One such company is more »

  • Why Bill Ackman's Key Argument Is Flawed

    By Shweta Dubey - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: HLF, TUP

    Herbalife’s (NYSE: HLF) saga is becoming more interesting day by day. The battle lines are drawn and the players have big money/goodwill at stake. On the bullish side are a bunch of hedge fund managers including activists Carl Icahn, Dan Loeb, Robert Chapman; tiger cubs Patrick McCormack, Philippe Laffont; and Stephen Mandel. On the bearish side there is one man army of Bill Ackman. His friend/fellow short more »

  • Plastic Money

    By Shailendra Raghav - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: NWL, TUP

    Peter Lynch says that to find multi baggers and good stocks, start by looking around you for products and brands you have been using and are familiar with. So I started looking around and I found something I liked. Here are a few interesting points about this business -

    • This is a business which requires very less capex every year for maintenance and growth. Something that investing greats like Warren Buffett more »
  • The Fortune Hi-Tech Lawsuit May Actually Help Herbalife

    By Bob Chandler - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: HLF, MED, NUS, TUP

    The turmoil surrounding Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a health products multi-level marketing company, seems to get increasingly interesting. First, there was the on-air verbal joust between celebrated investor Carl Icahn and hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. Then, it was reported that at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and three states, a federal court halted an allegedly illegal pyramid scheme. The case alleges that multi-level marketing (M-L-M) company, Fortune more »

  • Selections for Growth and Income

    By Damon Churchwell - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: BTI, HNZ, TUP

    Dividend yields have retreated for many stocks as the Dow has climbed. Still, investors can realize payout exceeding that of Treasury Bonds, while also watching their stock prices advance. Capital appreciation accompanying dividend income is the combination sought after in the following equities.

    H.J. Heinz (NYSE: HNZ)

    The food processing company’s earnings have been outperforming expectations, supporting stock price appreciation. Product price hikes domestically and volume gains internationally more »

  • Why Ackman May Be Wrong on Herbalife

    By Bob Chandler - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, HLF, NUS, TUP

    Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman recently made a case for his short position in Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a nutritional products multi-level marketing (M-L-M) company.

    Ackman asserts Herbalife operates a "Pyramid Scheme." He believes they dupe the poor and uneducated into buying products by offering a chance to make a lot of money. He says only a few at the top really make money and everyone else ends up broke.

    The more »

  • Bill Ackman's Analysis on Herbalife (Last Part)

    By Anh HOANG - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, HLF, MED, NUS, TUP

    This is the third article in the 3-article series to recoup Bill Ackman’s analysis on one of his highest conviction investments he has ever made, shorting Herbalife (NYSE: HLF). In the previous articles, Ackman has pointed out the irrationality of Herbalife for its 30+ year extremely high growth and the significant volume even with a much higher price than other peers. He also mentioned four adjustments needed to be more »

  • Why this Costmetic Company Should Accept its Fate

    By Palwasha Saaim - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, LRLCY.PK, REV, EL, TUP

    Avon Products (NYSE: AVP), the largest direct-selling cosmetics manufacturer in the US, made headlines again with more bad news. 2012 has been a year of bad omens for the company--declining sales, hiking costs, bribery investigations, faltering interest of active representatives, quarter after quarter of earnings misses, executives resigning, the CEO stepping down, and now structural changes under the new leadership.

    The company has announced that it will be exiting two more »

  • Technology Leads to More Cooking – and Even More Sports

    By Nick Slepko - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: MSO, RGC, SNI, TUP, DIS

    “Whether it’s the restaurant or the supermarket or the kitchen supply shop, it’s hard to think of sector that is more commercialized and more replete with entrepreneurship and innovation.  It is all monetized. … Quality customers are often more important to a restaurant than a quality chef.”

    Professor Tyler Cowen’s recent book, An Economist Gets Lunch, is his latest success at illustrating “markets in everything” – and like his more »

  • An Excellent Buy-and-Hold Candidate for Your Portfolio

    By Palwasha Saaim - October 29, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, NWL, EL, TUP

    When you're a stock analyst and blog for a renowned financial services company (you must have heard of The Motley Fool), it is but natural that you read, and read a lot. You follow tons of companies, their financial statements, their earnings announcements and everything about them. There are companies about which a lot is said. There's Apple, there's Google, there's Coca Cola. And then more »

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