Taking a Look at the Data Behind Avon Products, Inc. (AVP)

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Personal Products. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $2.77, up from yesterday’s close by 0.00%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) currently trades with a market capitalization of $1.22 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 0.04 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $195.8 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$0.02 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.75% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how AVP has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Avon Products, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $4.89. It is now trading 2.12% off that level. The stock is trading $2.69 its 50-day moving average by -0.08%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $1.85.

In recent action, Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) has made a move of -4.81% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 4.09% with $439.22 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AVP.

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