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Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) Insider Brett Chapman purchased 5,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $52.00 per share, for a total transaction of $265,200.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 38,417 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,997,684. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on HLF. Analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of Herbalife to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Wedbush cut their price target on shares of Herbalife from $90.00 to $85.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Herbalife from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. They now have a $70.20 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.74.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) traded down 0.27% on Wednesday, hitting $51.95. The stock had a trading volume of 1,674,431 shares. Herbalife has a 52-week low of $48.26 and a 52-week high of $83.51. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $60. and its 200-day moving average is $61.43. The company has a market cap of $4.768 billion and a P/E ratio of 11.54.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 28th. The company reported $1.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.35 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.41 earnings per share. Herbalife’s revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Herbalife will post $6.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Herbalife Ltd. is a global nutrition company. The Company sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products as well as personal care products.

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