Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) shares fell 3.2% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $3.93 and last traded at $3.96, with a volume of 2,775,865 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.09.

Several research firms recently weighed in on AVP. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and set a $4.50 price target on shares of Avon Products in a report on Monday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray Cos. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $4.00 price target on shares of Avon Products in a report on Thursday, July 14th. Vetr cut shares of Avon Products from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.60 price target on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Avon Products in a report on Friday, June 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $7.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on shares of Avon Products from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 12th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $7.66.

The company’s market cap is $1.72 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of $4.00 and a 200 day moving average of $3.95.

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported ($0.07) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.03 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 15.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Avon Products Inc. will post $0.11 EPS for the current year.

Other large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its stake in Avon Products by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 559,469 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,266,000 after buying an additional 7,451 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in Avon Products by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 629,897 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,551,000 after buying an additional 10,231 shares in the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its stake 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 valued at $1,240,000 after buying an additional 16,344 shares in the last quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its stake in Avon Products by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 817,304 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,310,000 after buying an additional 22,850 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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