The Alliancebernstein LP Sells 20 Shares of Herbalife LTD. (HLF)

Xavier Trudeau
Juillet 17, 2017

The legal version of this story can be viewed at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/07/16/somewhat-positive-news-coverage-very-likely-to-impact-herbalife-ltd-hlf-stock-price-updated-updated-updated.html. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,149,983 shares of the company's stock valued at $183,139,000 after buying an additional 3,134,032 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in Herbalife LTD. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $364,000. Janus Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Herbalife LTD.by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 6,791 shares of the company's stock worth $327,000 after buying an additional 134 shares during the period. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. increased its stake in shares of Herbalife LTD.by 25.7% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 409,422 shares of the company's stock worth $19,711,000 after buying an additional 14,017 shares in the last quarter. In the last three months, insiders sold 58,885 shares of company stock valued at $4,248,643.

In other Herbalife LTD. news, VP Jesus Alzarez sold 1,214 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 11th.

More notable recent Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Herbalife: Profiting From The Obesity Pandemic" on June 15, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: "Why Herbalife Ltd". Pivotal Research reduced their target price on Herbalife LTD. from $105.00 to $90.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 5th.

Herbalife LTD. has a 1-year low of $47.62 and a 1-year high of $74.49. Financial Engines Advisors Llc who had been investing in Bemis Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.23 billion market cap company.

Herbalife LTD. had a return on equity of 262.58% and a net margin of 5.58%. (NYSE:HLF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.37. Herbalife LTD. The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.04 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.36 EPS. Herbalife LTD. The company's revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Herbalife LTD. will post $4.62 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Pivotal Research raised their price objective on Herbalife LTD. from $105.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, June 5th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on Herbalife LTD. from $66.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Herbalife LTD. from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Herbalife LTD. now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $80.75. Finally, Tigress Financial reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Herbalife LTD.in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. They issued a "buy" rating for the company. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.53, for a total transaction of $86,837.42. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Calero Miguel Angel Fernandez sold 30,401 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.90, for a total value of $202,254.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The Css Llc holds 84,600 shares with $4.07 million value, up from 53,900 last quarter. The institutional investor held 87,521 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $4.19 million, down from 112,290 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has risen 20.65% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. 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. The Company's operating divisions are based on geographical activities in six regions: North America; Mexico; South and Central America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; Asia Pacific, and China.

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