Herbalife Ltd.’s Trend Down, Especially After This Options Activity

 Herbalife Ltd.'s Trend Down, Especially After This Options Activity

In today’s session Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) recorded an unusually high (364) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the February, 2017 put, expecting serious HLF decrease. With 364 contracts traded and 18344 open interest for the Feb, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: HLF170217P00050000 closed last at: $3.25 or 13.3% down. About 347,758 shares traded hands. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has declined 10.17% since April 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.12% the S&P500.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) Ratings Coverage

Out of 3 analysts covering Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. $100.0 is the highest target while $54.88 is the lowest. The $66.78 average target is 22.15% above today’s ($54.67) stock price. Herbalife has been the topic of 10 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 7 by Vetr. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 7 by Zacks. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Vetr. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Tuesday, July 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research given on Thursday, August 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Pivotal Research. Pivotal Research maintained Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) rating on Wednesday, November 4. Pivotal Research has “Buy” rating and $85 price target.

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.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.03, from 1.32 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 23 funds sold all Herbalife Ltd. shares owned while 71 reduced positions. 39 funds bought stakes while 82 increased positions. They now own 87.76 million shares or 3.47% less from 90.91 million shares in 2016Q1.
Principal Fin Inc has 0% invested in the company for 16,599 shares. Legal General Public Limited Co reported 338,432 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Teachers Advisors Inc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) for 156,367 shares. Vanguard Group Inc Inc holds 6.04M shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Nomura Holdg last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Finemark Commercial Bank Trust owns 110 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock has 0% invested in the company for 11,339 shares. Hudson Bay Capital Mngmt L P has 0.3% invested in the company for 164,711 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Utah Retirement accumulated 13,365 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Schwab Charles Mgmt has 202,240 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Kingdon Capital Management Ltd Company last reported 0.48% of its portfolio in the stock. Perceptive Advsrs Ltd Llc last reported 1,250 shares in the company. The New York-based Icahn Carl C has invested 4.91% in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). Nordea Inv Mgmt holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) for 1.34M shares.

Herbalife Ltd. is a global nutrition company. The company has a market cap of $5.08 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 18.73 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include North America; Mexico; South & Central America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa ; Asia Pacific, and China.

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 notable recent Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) news were published by: Valuewalk.com which released: “John Oliver Roasts MLMs Calls Herbalife” on November 07, 2016, also Valuewalk.com with their article: “Herbalife Ltd. Shares Slip After Earnings Beat, Net Sales Miss” published on November 01, 2016, Valuewalk.com published: “Herbalife Ltd. (HLF): Never Has An Activist Spend So Much Time And Money …” on October 21, 2016. More interesting news about Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: “Ackman-Herbalife Battle to Hit Big Screen With Distribution Deal” published on November 07, 2016 as well as Schaeffersresearch.com‘s news article titled: “Buzz Stocks: Starbucks Corporation, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, and …” with publication date: November 04, 2016.

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