Stock On Watch: Herbalife International Inc (NYSE:HLF) Institutional Investors Q2 2016 Sentiment

December 1, 2016 - By Winifred Garcia   ·   0 Comments

Stock On Watch: Herbalife International Inc (NYSE:HLF) Institutional Investors  Q2 2016 Sentiment

Sentiment for Herbalife International Inc (NYSE:HLF)

Herbalife International Inc (NYSE:HLF) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.34, from 1.29 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 121 hedge funds opened new and increased stock positions, while 94 sold and reduced holdings in Herbalife International Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now hold: 87.76 million shares, down from 90.91 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Herbalife International Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 9 to 7 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 23 Reduced: 71 Increased: 82 New Position: 39.

Herbalife Ltd. is a global nutrition company. The company has a market cap of $4.54 billion. The Firm develops and sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, as well as personal care products. It has a 17.25 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include North America; Mexico; South & Central America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa ; Asia Pacific, and China.

The stock closed at $49.03 during the last session. It is down 17.91% since April 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.84% the S&P500.

Analysts await Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $0.92 earnings per share, down 22.69% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.19 per share. HLF’s profit will be $85.19M for 13.32 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.21 actual earnings per share reported by Herbalife Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.97% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Herbalife is a global network marketing company offering a range of science-based weight management products, nutritional supplements and personal care products intended to support weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.”

Indus Capital Partners Llc holds 14.92% of its portfolio in Herbalife Ltd. for 2.63 million shares. Deccan Value Investors L.P. owns 2.13 million shares or 14.75% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Route One Investment Company L.P. has 11.4% invested in the company for 3.61 million shares. The New York-based Owl Creek Asset Management L.P. has invested 6.34% in the stock. Icahn Carl C, a New York-based fund reported 17.00 million shares.#img1#

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Herbalife’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Herbalife, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $54.88 while the high is $100.0. The stock’s average target of $66.78 is 36.20% above today’s ($49.03) share price. HLF was included in 10 notes of analysts from August 6, 2015. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. Pivotal Research maintained Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) on Thursday, August 27 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Pivotal Research. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Vetr on Friday, August 7. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 4 with “Overweight”. Pivotal Research maintained Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) rating on Wednesday, November 4. Pivotal Research has “Buy” rating and $85 price target. Vetr downgraded it to “Buy” rating and $56.92 target price in Monday, August 31 report. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Neutral” on Tuesday, July 21.

HLF Company Profile

Herbalife Ltd., incorporated on April 4, 2002, is a global nutrition company. The Firm develops and sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, as well as personal care products. The Company’s divisions include North America; Mexico; South & Central America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and China. The Firm markets and sells over 140 products, encompassing approximately 5,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) globally.

More recent Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) news were published by: Valuewalk.com which released: “What Happened To Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Director and Audit Chair Richard Bermingham?” on November 21, 2016. Also Valuewalk.com published the news titled: “John Oliver Roasts MLMs Calls Herbalife” on November 07, 2016. Valuewalk.com‘s news article titled: “Herbalife Ltd. Shares Slip After Earnings Beat, Net Sales Miss” with publication date: November 01, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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