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Avon Products



) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Avon Products fell $0.26 (-1.1%) to $22.89 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,725,894 shares of Avon Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,670,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $22.87-$23.20 after having opened the day at $23.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.15. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were:

Furniture Brands International



), down 10.0%,

Tufco Technologies



), down 7.5%,

Xerium Technologies



), down 7.2% and

Swisher Hygiene



), down 6.6%.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products. Avon Products has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 60.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Avon Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Avon Products

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,

Supreme Industries



), up 7.2%,

Tofutti Brands



), up 7.2%,

Graphic Packaging



), up 4.6% and

Tesla Motors



), up 4.0% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with




) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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