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Avon looks to pull itself back together in deal, amid sales slump, WSJ says

Avon Products split itself up three years ago after succumbing to pressure from activist investors in 2016, but currently , the cosmetics giant "has been considering a deal that would put the company back together," says Sharon Terlep of the Wall Street Journal. "Amid continuing sales struggles, directors of the cosmetics company have discussed a sale to Brazilian rival Natura. The talks include a scenario in which Natura would acquire Avon's North American business, now a separate, private company, in addition to the publicly traded Avon that operates elsewhere around the world," added the WSJ, citing sources. Reference Link

AVP Avon Products
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Avon CEO likely to get time before board considers sale, says DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser thinks the board of Avon Products (AVP) will give new CEO Jan Zijderveld a period of time to improve financial performance before seriously considering a sale of the company. With Zijderveld set to unveil his turnaround strategy on September 21, the Wall Street Journal reported last night that Brazilian beauty direct seller Natura recently approached Avon about a takeover, Bolton Weiser tells investors in a research note titled "What Will Become of Avon?" Natura said in a statement, however, that there are no negotiations in progress concerning a possible acquisition of Avon, the analyst points out. She doubts that the board and Cerberus would find it prudent to sell the company when the share price is around $2. With that said, Bolton Weiser notes that Avon's takeout valuation is $7.75 per share based on Coty's (COTY) 2012 offer. In April 2012, Coty offered $23.25 per share for Avon, a 27% premium, and later raised it to $24.75 per share, or $10.7B, the analyst recalls. She notes the offer was withdrawn in May 2012. Bolton Weiser has a Neutral rating on Avon Products with a $1.75 price target. The stock in late morning trading is up 8%, or 16c, to $2.24.
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Avon Products upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson
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Avon Products upgraded to Buy at DA Davidson on operational focus of new CEO
As reported earlier, DA Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser upgraded Avon Products (AVP) to Buy from Hold and raised her price target to $3.50 from $1.75. The analyst cites the increased "sense of urgency" under the new CEO Jan Zijderveld displayed in his first analyst meeting, demonstrating his greater engagement in the company's operations, hiring of executives with sales experience, and "establishing a culture of accountability". Based on her increased confidence in Avon's management team, Weiser also raised her target enterprise value to expected FY20 EBITDA target multiple to 6.5-times from 4.5-times, which is still a discount to other direct sellers like Nu Skin (NUS) and Herablife (HLF) trading at 11- to 12-times
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Plains All American (PAA) and Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) were upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel. 2. Avon Products (AVP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson with analyst Linda Bolton Weiser citing the increased "sense of urgency" under the new CEO Jan Zijderveld displayed in his first analyst meeting, demonstrating his greater engagement in the company's operations, hiring of executives with sales experience, and "establishing a culture of accountability." 3. United Natural Foods (UNFI) upgraded to Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst William Kirk saying while core business challenges for the company remain and the risk of the Supervalu acquisition integration continues, its 6.4-times earnings valuation likely accounts for these issues. 4. KVH Industries (KVHI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Chardan with analyst James McIlree saying he expects "continued strong growth" from its Agile Plans that should result in improved margins and increased financial predictability. 5. RELX (RELX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Nick Dempsey saying he views the current valuation as attractive. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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