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Coty joins S&P 500

Coty joins S&P 500 and investors like it

By Simon Pitman

Coty has been added to the Standard & Poor’s 500, an announcement that drew applause from the investment world and sent stock prices on the up.

e.l.f. Beauty announces IPO terms

e.l.f. Beauty announces IPO terms

By Deanna Utroske

The cosmetics, skin care, and beauty tools company filed an amendment with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, outlining e.l.f.'s market value, price per share, and number of shares to be available.

‘90s skincare brand Joey New York plays market reverse stock split

‘90s skin care brand Joey New York plays the market

By Deanna Utroske

This month RAR Beauty LLC, the company that owns Joey New York, made a large number of shares available—a move that could set the personal care company in a good position for growth going forward.

Avon share prices yoyo on further investor speculation

Avon share prices yoyo on further investor speculation

By Simon Pitman

The past week has seen Avon Products’ share price fluctuate significantly as hoax news that Oprah Winfrey was about to invest in the company gives way to talk of trying to prevent a potential ‘fire sale’.

Hoax! Oprah is not about to invest in Avon

Hoax! Oprah is not about to invest in Avon

By Simon Pitman

Avon stock prices soared by as much as 17% yesterday as rumors circulated that Oprah Winfrey wanted to invest in the cosmetics giant – a story that has proved to be a hoax.

Will Avon’s challenges threaten its chances of outside investment?

Will Avon’s challenges threaten its chances of outside investment?

By Simon Pitman

Avon continues to fight against seemingly never-ending challenges that have battered the company’s stock market performance. Just in the month of September share prices plummeted more than 37%, leading experts to question the possibility of outside investment.

Avon refinances with $400m credit facility

Avon refinances with $400m credit facility

By Simon Pitman

Avon Products has secured a five-year $400 million credit facility that replaces a similar credit facility of $1 billion that is about to expire.

SEC to sue trader over fake Avon bid

SEC to sue trader over fake Avon bid

By Simon Pitman

The US Stock Exchange Commission has confirmed that it is to sue the Bulgarian trader who filed fake documents purporting to a takeover bid for Avon Products.

Avon boosted by bogus private equity bid

Avon boosted by bogus private equity bid

By Simon Pitman

The big news last week was a fictional private equity company that filed an SEC document claiming it was about to buy up struggling Avon Products. But what few people expected was positive repercussions.

Avon falls off the S&P 500

Avon falls off the S&P 500

By Deanna Utroske

Since June of 1967, the direct-sales beauty brand has been listed on the S&P 500. Friday, Avon Products (AVP) will be replaced on the stock market index by the Hanesbrands menswear company.

China authorities put Nu Skin under investigation

China authorities put Nu Skin under investigation

By Simon Pitman

China authorities have put direct sales player Nu Skin under investigation, following a report in the China newspaper People’s Daily last week that the company has been operating an illegal pyramid scheme.

Nu Skin comes under attack from China media

Nu Skin comes under attack from China media

By Simon Pitman

Direct sales giant Nu Skin has come under attack after a newspaper in China, one of its biggest market, accused the company of operating an illegal pyramid scheme to sell its products.

Nestle sells stake in Givaudan

Nestle sells stake in Givaudan

By Chris BARKER

Nestle has announced that it will sell its entire 10% stake in fragrance and flavour giant Givaudan. 

Ulta Q3 growth in line with forecasts

Ulta Q3 growth in line with forecasts

By Chris BARKER

Ulta Beauty Salon has reportedly met its growth forecast for the third quarter of 2013 with respectable increases in sales and net profits.

Coty IPO gets off to a slow start for investors

Coty IPO gets off to a slow start for investors

By Simon Pitman

Although the Coty IPO has made a significant impact on the company’s own funds, it seems that the flotation has not provided any immediate returns for investors.

P&G and Beiersdorf – A potential match made in heaven?

P&G and Beiersdorf – A potential match made in heaven?

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Could it be third time lucky? Rumours are flying around that consumer goods giants Procter & Gamble and Beiersdorf could be ready to strike a deal, having flirted before; despite the rumours being denied, we take a look at why the deal could make...

Coty IPO set to raise a further $1 billion for the war chest

Coty IPO set to raise a further $1 billion for the war chest

By Simon Pitman

The fragrance and cosmetics giant has announced an Initial Public Offering that is set raise more than $1 billion, setting in place funds that could be used to spell out the next step in the company’s ambitions to expand.

LVMH countersues Hermès for blackmail

LVMH countersues Hermès for blackmail

By Michelle Yeomans

The global luxury group has filed a countersuit after it says it learned via a French media dispatch that Hermès had filed a lawsuit on the circumstances through which it had acquired shares in the company back in 2010.

Jean-Paul Agon, L'Oréal CEO

L’Oréal chief to hand back stock-options

L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon has announced that he will hand back half the stock-options he received in 2010 and that the French firm will stop using them altogether.

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