Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF] is 4.72% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [NYSE: HLF] stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.12% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -2.69%. The company report on August 7, 2020 that The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Announces Investigation of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) on Behalf of Investors.

The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (“Herbalife” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HLF) concerning whether the board breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders.

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Over the last 12 months, HLF stock rose by 31.65%. The one-year Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 18.16. The average equity rating for HLF stock is currently 1.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $7.77 billion, with 137.90 million shares outstanding and 132.93 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.46M shares, HLF stock reached a trading volume of 1023620 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HLF shares is $61.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HLF stock is a recommendation set at 1.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

CFRA have made an estimate for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 07, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on December 04, 2019, representing the official price target for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $75 to $65, while Pivotal Research Group kept a Buy rating on HLF stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. is set at 1.50, with the Price to Sales ratio for HLF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.56. Price to Free Cash Flow for HLF in the course of the last twelve months was 12.46 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.80.

HLF Stock Performance Analysis:

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.69. With this latest performance, HLF shares gained by 9.38% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 24.61% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 31.65% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HLF stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.33, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.08, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.53 for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 47.16, while it was recorded at 51.24 for the last single week of trading, and 41.31 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.91 and a Gross Margin at +78.81. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +6.38.

Return on Total Capital for HLF is now 31.75, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 23.83. Additionally, HLF Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 124.07, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 75.05.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF] managed to generate an average of $32,737 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 60.40 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.78.Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.80 and a Current Ratio set at 2.20.

HLF Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. posted 0.73/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.64/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 14.10%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HLF. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. go to -0.50%.

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $6,347 million, or 86.60% of HLF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HLF stocks are: ICAHN CARL C with ownership of 35,227,904, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 1.30% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, holding 18,538,463 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $925.44 million in HLF stocks shares; and DECCAN VALUE INVESTORS L.P., currently with $628.7 million in HLF stock with ownership of nearly 20.756% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 100 institutional holders increased their position in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [NYSE:HLF] by around 11,901,980 shares. Additionally, 114 investors decreased positions by around 11,875,694 shares, while 33 investors held positions by with 103,366,318 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 127,143,992 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HLF stock had 32 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,127,632 shares, while 43 institutional investors sold positions of 5,027,562 shares during the same period.

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