Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [NYSE: HLF] plunged by -$0.16 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $50.31 during the day while it closed the day at $49.52. The company report on August 28, 2020 that EQUITY ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Investors of an Investigation Involving Possible Securities Fraud Violations by Certain Officers and Directors of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd..
New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – August 28, 2020) – Levi & Korsinsky notifies investors that it has commenced an investigation of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (“Herbalife” or “the Company”) (NYSE: HLF) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws.
Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. stock has also loss -0.88% of its value over the past 7 days. However, HLF stock has inclined by 11.46% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 44.33% and gained 3.88% year-on date.
The market cap for HLF stock reached $7.33 billion, with 137.90 million shares outstanding and 132.72 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.16M shares, HLF reached a trading volume of 9641431 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about 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 $65.00 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 1.72, with the Price to Sales ratio for HLF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.44. Price to Free Cash Flow for HLF in the course of the last twelve months was 11.75 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.80.
HLF stock trade performance evaluation
Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.88. With this latest performance, HLF shares dropped by -3.04% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 44.33% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 45.78% 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 54.06, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.23, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.94 for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 48.44, while it was recorded at 49.80 for the last single week of trading, and 41.67 for the last 200 days.
Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF]: An insightful look at the core 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.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF] stock
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 Ownership positions
There are presently around $6,692 million, or 88.80% 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 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, holding 18,397,822 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $911.06 million in HLF stocks shares; and DECCAN VALUE INVESTORS L.P., currently with $623.66 million in HLF stock with ownership of nearly 20.756% of the company’s market capitalization.
110 institutional holders increased their position in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [NYSE:HLF] by around 18,225,774 shares. Additionally, 111 investors decreased positions by around 7,666,625 shares, while 30 investors held positions by with 109,245,993 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 135,138,392 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HLF stock had 48 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,913,152 shares, while 31 institutional investors sold positions of 854,135 shares during the same period.