Personal Products Stocks Under Review -- The Procter & Gamble, Avon Products, Colgate-Palmolive, and Unilever

Jul 21, 2016, 07:50 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

 With the emergence of new industry players and the increasing demand for hygiene and beauty products, competition in the Personal Products space is heating up. Challenges, such as consumer preferences and product innovation, can be expected, but growth opportunities are also present. takes a look at these four companies to see how they have fared over the last few trading sessions: The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), and Unilever N.V. (NYSE: UN). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free notes at:

The Procter & Gamble  

Cincinnati, Ohio headquartered The Procter & Gamble Co.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 0.99% lower at $85.32 with a total volume of 6.29 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 2.75% in the past month, 4.62% over the previous three months, and 9.27% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.78% and 7.51%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Procter & Gamble, which together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged products worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 58.90.

On July 20th, 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported that P&G has launched in Atlanta called the Tide Wash Club, an online subscription service for the dissolvable Tide Pods capsules that are the company's highest-priced laundry detergent. The company offers free shipping at regular intervals. The report also mentions another offering, Tide Spin, an undertaking P&G is calling the "uberization of laundry," in which customers in parts of Chicago can use a smartphone app to order laundry pickup and delivery from Tide-branded couriers. Free notes on PG are available at:

Avon Products  

On Wednesday, shares in New York headquartered Avon Products Inc. ended the session at $3.97, climbing 0.76%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.62 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 3.07% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Avon Products, which manufactures and markets beauty and related products worldwide, have an RSI of 51.35.

On June 24th, 2016, Bloomberg reported that Britain's vote to leave the European Union would not change Avon's plan to move its headquarters to the U.K. The cosmetics company, which split off its North American operations in March 2016, expects to complete its relocation to Britain from New York by the end of the year, according to the report. The complimentary notes on AVP can be accessed at:


New York headquartered Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s stock ended yesterday's session 0.59% lower at $74.12 with a total volume of 2.96 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 3.46% in the past month, 5.42% in the previous three months, and 12.55% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.84% and 8.90% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Colgate-Palmolive, which together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide, have an RSI of 60.45. Visit us today and access our complete notes on CL at:


At the close on Wednesday, shares in Rotterdam, the Netherlands-based Unilever N.V. recorded a trading volume of 2.10 million shares. The stock finished 0.07% higher at $45.91. The Company's shares have gained 3.56% in the last one month and 7.65% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.86% and 5.17%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Unilever, which operates in the fast-moving consumer goods market worldwide, have an RSI of 53.48.

On July 20th, 2016, Unilever announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Dollar Shave Club®. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Venice, California, Dollar Shave Club (DSC) has grown into a full male grooming business that has transformed the shaving category with its lifestyle brand empowering 3.2 million members. In 2015, DSC had turnover of US$152 million and is on track to exceed US$200 million in turnover in 2016. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The notes on UN are available for free at:

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