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Avon: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

LONDON (AP) _ Avon Products Inc. (AVP) on Thursday reported a loss of $32.7 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the London-based company said it had a loss of 9 cents. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs and to account for discontinued operations, came to 3 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share.

The direct seller of cosmetics posted revenue of $1.19 billion in the period, which missed Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.25 billion.

The company's shares closed at $3.15. A year ago, they were trading at $2.59.

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