At this point Avon's problems are so numerous, we think superhuman powers may be needed to fix them.
Avon's board may have to reconsider should the offer price climb higher, but a merger could still face several complications.
Input cost inflation is moderating, but many firms still have had trouble passing along price increases amid other headwinds.
High commodity costs, foreign exchange headwinds, and overly aggressive price actions assailed Procter & Gamble's results in the second quarter.
P&G's fourth-quarter results should give long-term investors some comfort.
P&G has yet to push through price increases across its portfolio but we think the trade-off of higher sales and modest volume increases is a good one.
Shares look modestly undervalued as firm faces flattish growth in developing markets and higher raw-material costs.
Despite optimism, we don't see category growth rates in the U.S. picking up.
The waters are still choppy in household and personal products.
And it's not because we're expecting a dramatic consumer rebound.
The CAGNY conference reinforced our bullish take on four household products firms.
Household-product firms have recovered nicely from past troubles.
The market continues to thumb its nose at one of our favorite wide-moat firms.
Short-term pain leads to long-term gain for these apparel and cosmetics stocks.