In trading on Thursday, shares of Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) touched a new 52-week low of $12.99/share. That's a $11.72 share price drop, or -47.43% decline from the 52-week high of $24.71 set back on 08/01/2013. Large percentage drops always require that the stock post even larger percentage gains from the low in order to recover the old price point, and for AVP that means the stock would have to gain 90.22% to get back to the 52-week high. For a move like that, Avon Products, Inc. would need fundamental strength at the business level.
Here's a rhetorical question: Who knows more about fundamentals at the business level than the company's own insiders? So let's take a look to see whether any company insiders were taking the other side of the trade as AVP shares were being sold down to this new 52-week low, focusing on the most recent trailing six month period. As summarized by the table below, AVP has seen 8 different instances of insiders buying over the past six months.
|05/05/2014||John Higson||Senior Vice President||3,035||$13.50||$40,972.50|
|05/07/2014||Douglas R. Conant||Director||37,464||$13.34||$499,769.76|
|05/07/2014||Maria Elena Lagomasino||Director||7,473||$13.36||$99,839.28|
|05/08/2014||W. Don Cornwell||Director||2,120||$13.37||$28,334.00|
|05/06/2014||Pablo Munoz||Senior Vice President||6,664||$13.42||$89,430.88|
|05/13/2014||Brian Salsberg||Senior Vice President||1,000||$13.60||$13,600.00|