In today’s session Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) registered an unusually high (324) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious HLF increase. With 324 contracts traded and 9364 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: HLF170120C00055000 closed last at: $2.4 or 3.6% down. About 111,482 shares traded hands. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has declined 10.06% since April 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.49% 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. Herbalife has been the topic of 10 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Pivotal Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 21. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 31 by Vetr. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Tuesday, August 4. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. On Wednesday, November 4 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. Zacks upgraded Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) on Friday, August 7 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Vetr to “Buy” on Friday, August 7.
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 0.95 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.34, from 1.29 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, 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.
Wasatch Advisors has 0.05% invested in the company for 53,641 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas accumulated 0% or 9,845 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 1,989 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Spark Inv Mngmt Ltd Llc, a New York-based fund reported 38,100 shares. Aristeia Limited owns 285,890 shares or 1.34% of their US portfolio. Guggenheim Llc has 0.02% invested in the company for 83,765 shares. Jane Street Grp Inc, a New York-based fund reported 7,332 shares. Next Grp holds 0% or 200 shares in its portfolio. Cibc Ww has 0.06% invested in the company for 40,841 shares. Hutchin Hill L P has 0.04% invested in the company for 20,500 shares. Renaissance Techs Limited Liability Company holds 3.16M shares or 0.35% of its portfolio. Blackrock Fund Advisors last reported 688,807 shares in the company. The New York-based Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated has invested 0.03% in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). University Of Notre Dame Du Lac last reported 32,331 shares in the company. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation last reported 9,521 shares in the company.
Herbalife Ltd. is a global nutrition company. The company has a market cap of $4.86 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 18.31 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 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 published the news titled: “Herbalife Ltd. Shares Slip After Earnings Beat, Net Sales Miss” on November 01, 2016. Valuewalk.com‘s news article titled: “Herbalife Ltd. (HLF): Never Has An Activist Spend So Much Time And Money …” with publication date: October 21, 2016 was also an interesting one.
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