News stories about Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Avon Products earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 75 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) traded up 1.271% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $3.585. The company had a trading volume of 951,254 shares. The firm’s market cap is $1.58 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $3.86 and a 200 day moving average of $4.74. Avon Products has a 52-week low of $3.24 and a 52-week high of $6.96.

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $1.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.33 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.07) EPS. The company’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Avon Products will post $0.22 EPS for the current year.

AVP has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Avon Products in a research note on Thursday, February 16th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $5.25 price target on shares of Avon Products in a research note on Friday, February 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Avon Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.25 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of Avon Products in a research note on Friday, March 24th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Avon Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.75.

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In other Avon Products news, insider Fernando Acosta sold 77,154 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.32, for a total transaction of $333,305.28. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 197,579 shares in the company, valued at $853,541.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 0.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Avon Products Company Profile

Avon Products, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products. The Company’s segments include Europe, Middle East & Africa; South Latin America; North Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Its product categories are Beauty, and Fashion and Home. Beauty consists of skincare (which includes personal care), fragrance and color (cosmetics).

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