Avon Products Inc (AVP): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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Avon Products ( AVP) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Avon Products rose 43 cents (2.2%) to $20.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.3 million shares of Avon Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.66-$20.26 after having opened the day at $19.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.76. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 32.2%, Verso Paper ( VRS), up 22.1%, Central European Distribution ( CEDC), up 12.5%, and Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 12.3%.
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Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products. Avon Products has a market cap of $8.55 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 37.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Avon Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avon Products as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year 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 negative front, Orient Paper ( ONP), down 11.7%, Le Gaga Holdings ( GAGA), down 8.6%, Summer Infant ( SUMR), down 8.5%, and Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 7.1%, were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Tupperware Brands Corporation ( TUP) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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