Herbalife LTD. (NYSE:HLF) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $86.67.

HLF has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Herbalife LTD. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Herbalife LTD. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of Herbalife LTD. in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Tigress Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Herbalife LTD. in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Herbalife LTD. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th.

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Shares of Herbalife LTD. (NYSE:HLF) traded down 0.244% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $67.345. 108,444 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $67.74 and its 200 day moving average price is $67.14. Herbalife LTD. has a 12 month low of $47.62 and a 12 month high of $74.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.07 billion, a PE ratio of 14.160 and a beta of 1.23.

Herbalife LTD. (NYSE:HLF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $1.51 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.10 by $0.41. Herbalife LTD. had a net margin of 9.28% and a return on equity of 216.82%. The company had revenue of $1.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.14 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.29 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Herbalife LTD. will post $4.71 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. M&T Bank Corp increased its stake in shares of Herbalife LTD. by 0.3% in the second quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 5,371 shares of the company’s stock worth $384,000 after acquiring an additional 15 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in shares of Herbalife LTD. by 7.2% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 2,821 shares of the company’s stock worth $201,000 after acquiring an additional 189 shares in the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL raised its holdings in shares of Herbalife LTD. by 2.2% during the first quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 9,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $541,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in Herbalife LTD. by 11.9% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,523 shares of the company’s stock valued at $180,000 after purchasing an additional 268 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in Herbalife LTD. by 6.3% during the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 5,081 shares of the company’s stock valued at $362,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter.

Herbalife LTD. 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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