Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP)’s share price was down 6.8% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.65 and last traded at $3.69, with a volume of 1,798,104 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.96.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on AVP shares. Vetr upgraded Avon Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 9th. Piper Jaffray Cos. lowered Avon Products from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group started coverage on Avon Products in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $7.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Avon Products in a research report on Wednesday, March 16th. Finally, Sterne Agee CRT reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Avon Products in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $7.76.

The firm’s market cap is $1.69 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $3.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $3.95.

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.10. The firm earned $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.32 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.03 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Avon Products Inc. will post $0.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in AVP. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in Avon Products by 23.2% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 312,771 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,267,000 after buying an additional 58,835 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Avon Products by 53.0% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,801,078 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,294,000 after buying an additional 624,004 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its position in Avon Products by 63.7% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 583,599 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,364,000 after buying an additional 227,076 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its position in Avon Products by 5.6% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 306,053 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,240,000 after buying an additional 16,344 shares during the period. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its position in Avon Products by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 817,304 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,310,000 after buying an additional 22,850 shares during the period.

Avon Products, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products. The Company’s product categories are Beauty, and Fashion and Home. Beauty consists of skincare (which includes personal care), fragrance and color (cosmetics). Fashion and Home consists of fashion jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories, gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products, children’s products and nutritional products.

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