AVP stock: buy or sell?
January 3rd, 2020
Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Latin America, North Latin America, and the Asia Pacific.
Should I buy AVP stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Avon Products stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Avon Products stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for AVP stock for the last month.
AVP stock analysis
Avon Products closed on January at $5.60 and depreciated a disappointing -0.88%.
Shares of Avon Products closed on January at $5.60 and depreciated a disappointing -0.88%. From a daily perspective, AVP is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($4.73, on December) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($5.80, on December) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top AVP might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $5.80 or down under $4.73. On November AVP price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.
After climbing for 4 weeks, late December 2019 Avon Products slightly fell a lame -1.41%, closing at $5.60. By mid December 2019 AVP skyrocketed an astounding 5.87% in just one week.
Avon Products stock just marked a top under its last top. Athought it's not something to really worring right now, investors should be alerted as this could be a warning for future complications. It's important AVP stock price keeps the level, and maybe bounce up from there forming a double bottom shape. Since mid January 2019 when AVP stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $3.81 (212.85%). Since mid February 2019 when SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up, AVP price gained $3.11 per share (124.90%).
AVP stock price history
AVP stock historical price chart
AVP stock reached 52-week highs on January at $5.92, and all-time highs 2008-08-05 with a price of 35.95.
AVP stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price forecast for Avon Products stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAvon Products let down experts when it posted an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.07 when the market consensus was $0.08.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Avon Products annual sales depreciated an ugly -2.52% to $5,571.30 M USD from $5,715.60 marked in 2017. On the other hand, its income margin (compared to sales) stayed steady to -0.35%, that is $-19.50 million.
|2013||$9,960 M||-||$-5.50 M-0.1%||-|
|2014||$8,851 M||-11.13%||$-388.60 M-4.4%||6,965.45%|
|2015||$6,161 M||-30.40%||$-1,148.90 M-18.6%||195.65%|
|2016||$5,718 M||-7.19%||$-107.60 M-1.9%||-90.63%|
|2017||$5,716 M||-0.04%||$22 M0.4%||-120.45%|
|2018||$5,571 M||-2.52%||$-19.50 M-0.4%||-188.64%|
Quarterly financial resultsAvon Products reported $1,401.70 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -1.58% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-77.60 M with a profit margin of -5.54%. Profit margin plummed a -13.58% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 8.04%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Avon Products sales marked a horrible decrease and plunged a -10.65%.
|2017-Q1||$1,330 M||-||$-36.00 M-2.7%||-|
|2017-Q2||$1,400 M||5.26%||$-44.90 M-3.2%||24.72%|
|2017-Q3||$1,418 M||1.27%||$12.50 M0.9%||-127.84%|
|2017-Q4||$1,569 M||10.65%||$91.50 M5.8%||632.00%|
|2018-Q1||$1,394 M||-11.17%||$-20.30 M-1.5%||-122.19%|
|2018-Q2||$1,352 M||-2.99%||$-36.10 M-2.7%||77.83%|
|2018-Q3||$1,424 M||5.35%||$114.50 M8.0%||-417.17%|
|2018-Q4||$1,402 M||-1.58%||$-77.60 M-5.5%||-167.77%|
Avon Products ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Avon Products shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.01% of all shares.
Bearish positions for AVP stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Avon Products:
|Market cap||$2.5 B|
|Total shares||443.0 M|
|Float shares||378.9 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||80.7%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, January 3rd, 2020|
|Day range||$5.05 - $5.92|
|Average true range||$0.24|
|50d mov avg||$4.80|
|100d mov avg||$4.56|
|200d mov avg||$4.04|
Avon Products performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Avon Products against in the following table: