For Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF], Analyst sees a drop to $26. What next?


Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [NYSE: HLF] gained 8.52% or 1.83 points to close at $23.30 with a heavy trading volume of 3729521 shares. The company report on May 3, 2022 that Herbalife Nutrition Announces First Quarter 2022 Results and Updates Full Year 2022 Guidance.

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Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

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It opened the trading session at $22.29, the shares rose to $23.75 and dropped to $22.21, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for HLF points out that the company has recorded -43.88% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -9.08% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 1.49M shares, HLF reached to a volume of 3729521 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF]:

Jefferies have made an estimate for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on May 04, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, B. Riley Securities raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on June 29, 2021, representing the official price target for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. is set at 1.36, with the Price to Sales ratio for HLF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.46. Price to Free Cash Flow for HLF in the course of the last twelve months was 8.06 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.

Trading performance analysis for HLF stock

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -7.02. With this latest performance, HLF shares dropped by -23.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -43.88% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -52.92% 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 33.18, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 34.85, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 32.75 for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 29.95, while it was recorded at 23.13 for the last single week of trading, and 40.33 for the last 200 days.

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF] shares currently have an operating margin of +12.59 and a Gross Margin at +77.19. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.71.

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

An analysis of insider ownership at Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [HLF]

There are presently around $2,144 million, or 95.40% of HLF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HLF stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 11,063,464, which is approximately -2.685% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; ROUTE ONE INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P., holding 9,112,732 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $195.65 million in HLF stocks shares; and RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, currently with $180.23 million in HLF stock with ownership of nearly -4.046% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 128 institutional holders increased their position in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. [NYSE:HLF] by around 11,647,933 shares. Additionally, 133 investors decreased positions by around 14,021,819 shares, while 30 investors held positions by with 74,197,581 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 99,867,333 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HLF stock had 48 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,412,594 shares, while 49 institutional investors sold positions of 5,217,428 shares during the same period.