Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP)’s share price was up 5.1% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $3.99 and last traded at $3.93, with a volume of 2,503,009 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.74.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Sterne Agee CRT reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 target price on shares of Avon Products in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Vetr lowered Avon Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, March 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Avon Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Avon Products in a research report on Wednesday, March 16th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. upped their target price on Avon Products from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Avon Products currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $7.76.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.96 and a 200 day moving average of $3.95. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.72 billion.

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

Other institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Avon Products by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 505,490 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,047,000 after buying an additional 7,594 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in shares of Avon Products by 23.2% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 312,771 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,267,000 after buying an additional 58,835 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Avon Products by 53.0% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,801,078 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,294,000 after buying an additional 624,004 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in shares of Avon Products by 63.7% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 583,599 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,364,000 after buying an additional 227,076 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of 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 valued at $1,240,000 after buying an additional 16,344 shares in the last quarter.

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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