Media headlines about Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Herbalife earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.9176773393262 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Herbalife from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Herbalife from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of Herbalife in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Citigroup restated a “hold” rating and set a $73.00 price objective (up from $71.00) on shares of Herbalife in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Herbalife in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Herbalife has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $83.25.
Shares of Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) opened at $70.27 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,127.33, a PE ratio of 15.93 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.94, a quick ratio of 2.24 and a current ratio of 2.65. Herbalife has a 1-year low of $49.07 and a 1-year high of $79.64.
Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82. The business had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.09 billion. Herbalife had a return on equity of 176.64% and a net margin of 8.60%. The firm’s revenue was down 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.21 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Herbalife will post 4.55 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, SVP Thomas Harms sold 8,532 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Saturday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.49, for a total value of $584,356.68. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $68,490. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Shin-Shing Bosco Chiu sold 2,380 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.98, for a total value of $166,552.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $349,900. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 19,444 shares of company stock valued at $1,335,266. 4.95% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Herbalife Company Profile
Herbalife Ltd. is a global nutrition company. The Company develops and sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, as well as personal care products. Its operating segments are based on geographical operations in six regions: North America; Mexico; South and Central America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and China.
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