February 14, 2011 08:15 ET

Fundamental Opinions on Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Avon Products Inc. -- Personal Products Industry Under Review

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The Personal Products sector is feeling pressure on its margins as commodity prices rise. It is also seeing a great deal of competition for market share as companies look to pad weak sales in U.S. domestic markets. Avon Products Inc. is feeling both of these influences on its most recent Q4 results. Earnings fell 15% due to disappointing sales at the end of 2010, especially in Brazil and Russia. Negative product margins also hurt Q4 profits which fell to $229.5 million from $269.4 million a year earlier. Avon, among other companies, is looking to growth abroad to help prop up its weak domestic market. China in particular is a target for the company. Avon Products Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at on is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Avon Products Inc then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Shine's performance in 2005 was +14%, 2006 + 26%, 2007 +99%, 2008 + 355% and 2009 + 46%. Sign up today to find out what you are missing. 

One of its major competitors Procter & Gamble is working hard to regain some of its market share ceded to more affordable brands during the recession. Its net sales increased 2% to $21.3 billion as higher commodity prices also hurt the company's gross margins. P&G's competitor in the diaper market, Kimberly-Clark Corporation is defending its market share through promotions and innovations. It is also maintaining strong partnerships with major stores and distributors like Costco to protect its position. Kimberly-Clark Corporation report is accessible for free by registering today at

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