Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) EVP Calero Miguel Angel Fernandez sold 30,401 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.02, for a total value of $2,189,480.02. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) traded up 0.58% during trading on Monday, hitting $72.65. The stock had a trading volume of 693,581 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $61.80 and a 200-day moving average price of $55.83. The company has a market cap of $6.62 billion, a PE ratio of 25.19 and a beta of 1.70. Herbalife Ltd. has a 52 week low of $47.62 and a 52 week high of $73.21.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.37. The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.04 billion. Herbalife had a return on equity of 1,018.52% and a net margin of 5.40%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.36 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Herbalife Ltd. will post $4.55 EPS for the current year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. MAVEN SECURITIES Ltd purchased a new position in Herbalife during the first quarter worth about $146,000. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd bought a new position in shares of Herbalife during the first quarter valued at $201,000. Comerica Bank bought a new position in shares of Herbalife during the first quarter valued at $216,000. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK increased its position in shares of Herbalife by 15.1% in the fourth quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 4,577 shares of the company’s stock valued at $220,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc bought a new position in shares of Herbalife during the first quarter valued at $227,000.

Several research firms have recently commented on HLF. Pivotal Research lowered their target price on Herbalife from $105.00 to $90.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Herbalife from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Tigress Financial began coverage on Herbalife in a report on Monday, April 24th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. TheStreet raised Herbalife from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, April 17th. Finally, Citigroup Inc began coverage on Herbalife in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $58.00 target price for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.25.

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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