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CG Stocks to watch for! Avon Products, Inc. (AVP), PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)

Shares of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) ended Tuesday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.09 points or -1.62% at $5.45 with 5.85 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $5.56, the shares hit an intraday low of $5.42 and an intraday high of $5.59 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $2.50 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 437.02 million shares.

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) on Sept. 8, 2016  announced the election of Jose Armario to its Board of Directors, effective September 6, 2016. Mr. Armario will serve on the Compensation and Management Development Committee.

Mr. Armario served in a variety of leadership roles at McDonald’s Corporation for nearly two decades, retiring in 2015.  His roles at McDonald’s included Group President, Latin America and Canada, and President and International Relationship Partner, Latin America.  Mr. Armario is credited with leading the company’s turnaround in Latin America and was responsible for driving improved business results and expansion in Canada, in addition to leading international franchising.  Mr. Armario’s final role at McDonald’s was as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain, Development and Franchising of McDonald’s Corporation.  Mr. Armario was responsible for the strategy, execution and results of each department’s key goals, including $25 billion in supply chain purchases globally on a yearly basis, one billion in new store capital for growth in key markets and helping establish the right ownership strategy across all geographies.

Prior to joining McDonald’s, Mr. Armario held roles of increasing responsibility at Lenscrafters, Inc. and Burger King Corporation, where he started his career.  Mr. Armario has served on the Board of USG Corporation since 2007, where he is on the Audit Committee and Compensation and Organization Committee. He also serves on the President’s Council of the University of Miami (FL). Mr. Armario earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Miami Dade College and an M.S. in professional management from the University of Miami School of Business.

“I’m delighted that Jose is joining the Avon Board,” said Sheri McCoy, Avon’s Chief Executive Officer. “He has first-hand consumer experience in many of Avon’s most important markets and his insights will be very valuable as we continue to execute our transformation plan.”

Shares of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) ended Tuesday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.63 points or 0.60% at $106.30 with 3.56 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $106.10, the shares hit an intraday low of $105.96 and an intraday high of $106.71 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $153.55 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 1.44 billion shares.

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) on Sept. 20, 2016 announced continued progress against the company’s strategy to help protect and conserve global water supplies and provide people access to clean, safe water to communities around the world.

In 2015, PepsiCo reduced its operational water use per unit of production by 26 percent versus a 2006 baseline. This exceeded the company’s previously stated goal to reduce operational water use by 20 percent by the end of 2015.

PepsiCo’s water conservation efforts saved the company more than $80 million between 2011-2015. This is part of PepsiCo’s broader environmental sustainability agenda, which has delivered more than $600 million in cost savings over the past five years through the continued progress of the company’s water, energy, packaging and waste-reduction initiatives.

PepsiCo also continues to expand its efforts to provide access to safe water in water-stressed communities around the world. Through the PepsiCo Foundation, the company has partnered with leading non-profit organizations to now reach 9 million people with safe water access since 2006, far exceeding its original goal of 6 million by the end of 2015.

“Access to safe water is an essential building block for improved social, economic and health conditions in communities around the world,” said Dr. Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development. “Companies have an important role to play in solving global water challenges, and we must continuously seek new ways to apply our unique capabilities and expertise to conserve this most precious resource.

“All across PepsiCo, we continue to find innovative new ways to grow our business while using fewer natural resources—water among them,” Khan continued. “By driving down our operational water use and replenishing water within the local watershed, promoting innovative agricultural practices that yield more crop per drop, and enabling access to safe water and sanitation for millions of people, we have achieved important progress and are committed to doing much more in the years ahead.”


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