Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) insider Shin-Shing Bosco Chiu sold 2,380 shares of Herbalife stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.98, for a total transaction of $166,552.40. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $349,900. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.
Shares of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) traded up $0.54 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $70.55. 948,198 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,206,992. The company has a quick ratio of 2.24, a current ratio of 2.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.94. The stock has a market cap of $6,087.24, a P/E ratio of 15.28 and a beta of 1.27. Herbalife Ltd. has a 52 week low of $47.91 and a 52 week high of $79.64.
Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82. The company had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. Herbalife had a net margin of 8.60% and a return on equity of 176.64%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.21 EPS. analysts predict that Herbalife Ltd. will post 4.55 EPS for the current year.
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Herbalife from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of Herbalife in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Herbalife from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Tigress Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Herbalife in a report on Monday, August 21st. Finally, Citigroup reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $73.00 price objective (up from $71.00) on shares of Herbalife in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $83.25.
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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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