Avon Products is Being Investigated by the SEC

Shares of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) are trading down almost 20% today on news that the SEC is investigating the company for inappropriate contacts with financial analysts.

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Following is some information about the company’s stock price performance, along with that of some of its competitors.

  • Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP): The shares recently traded at $18.82, down $4.18, or 18.17%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $181.7 to $34.87 and its market capitalization is $8.11 billion.  About the company: Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and direct sells beauty and related products.  The Company markets its products to consumers worldwide through independent sales representatives.  Avon’s product line includes beauty, fashion and home.
  • The Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL): The shares recently traded at $100.43, up $3.33, or 3.43%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $63.65 to $108.77 and its market capitalization is $19.47 billion.  About the company: The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products.  The Company’s products are sold in countries and territories around the world.
  • Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS): The shares recently traded at $48.14, down $0.05, or 0.1%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $27.50 to $49.16 and its market capitalization is $3 billion.   About the company: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. is a global direct selling company.  The Company distributes premium quality personal care products and nutritional supplements.  Nu Skin markets its products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.  The Company provides marketing and distribution of technology-based products through Big Planet, Inc.
  • Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR): The shares recently traded at $18.61, up $0.68, or 3.79%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $13.75 to $24.80 and its market capitalization is $568.34 million.  About the company: Inter Parfums, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes prestige perfumes and cosmetics as the exclusive worldwide licensee for Burberry, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jimmy Choo, Paul Smith, Mont Blanc, S.T. Dupon and Boucheron.  Inter Parfums, Inc. also owns Lanvin Perfumes and Nickel, a men’s skin care company.  It also produces personal care products for specialty retailers under exclusive agreements for Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, bebe, Betsey Johnson, Nine West and Lane Bryant brands.
  • Revlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV): The shares recently traded at $15.25, up $0.04, or 0.26%, on the day.  The share have traded in a 52-week range of $9.22 to $19.33 and its market capitalization is $795.68 million.  About the company: Revlon, Inc. provides cosmetics and skin care, fragrance, personal care products, and hair and nail care products.  The Company’s products are for use by professional salons and consumers worldwide.  Revlon’s products are marketed under brand names such as Revlon, Colorstay, Ultima II, Charlie, Mitchum, and American Crew.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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