The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Austin helps investors answer the question: Is Avon a buy today? The company could easily be seen as a lucrative turnaround play, but Austin thinks investors should be looking elsewhere instead and hurry up and wait on this one.
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