Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Herbalife (HLF) Stock Price

Headlines about Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Herbalife earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.1455857791443 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Herbalife from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 target price on shares of Herbalife in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Tigress Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Herbalife in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub upgraded Herbalife from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Herbalife from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $83.25.

Herbalife (NYSE HLF) opened at $67.66 on Tuesday. Herbalife has a 1 year low of $47.66 and a 1 year high of $79.64. The stock has a market cap of $6,074.16, a PE ratio of 15.24 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a current ratio of 2.65, a quick ratio of 2.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.94.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82. Herbalife had a net margin of 8.60% and a return on equity of 176.64%. The business had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.21 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Herbalife will post 4.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Herbalife

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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