Headlines about Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Avon Products earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0161084290018 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) traded down 3.07% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $2.21. The stock had a trading volume of 2,717,797 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $2.40 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.28. Avon Products has a 1-year low of $2.19 and a 1-year high of $6.96. The firm’s market capitalization is $972.29 million.

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.44 billion. Avon Products had a negative return on equity of 3.68% and a negative net margin of 0.99%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.07 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Avon Products will post $0.12 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Avon Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $3.00 price target on shares of Avon Products in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Jefferies Group LLC assumed coverage on Avon Products in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $2.20 price target on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $4.00 price target (down from $4.50) on shares of Avon Products in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Avon Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.37.

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About Avon Products

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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