Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

Pomelo Capital Llc bought 1.05 million shares as the company's stock rose 17.28% with the market. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.82. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management who had been investing in Herbalife Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.72 billion market cap company.

Herbalife (NYSE HLF) traded down $1.37 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $68.90. About 488,727 shares traded. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has risen 20.65% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.95% the S&P500.

It also increased its holding in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Trust (Put) (SPY) by 2.19M shares in the quarter, for a total of 4.49 million shares, and has risen its stake in Commscope Holding Inc. Susquehanna International Group Llp sold 10,400 shares as the company's stock rose 26.30% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jonathan Soros held 134,000 shares of the other pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.09M, down from 212,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has risen 0.77% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 35.51% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $1.55 billion company.

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Among 7 analysts covering Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. WP Glimcher had 8 analyst reports since January 6, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Guggenheim. ValuEngine lowered Herbalife from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 14. As per Friday, December 2, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. RBC Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $87 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. Geode Capital Ltd Liability has 0.24% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 12.75M shares. Hbk Invests Limited Partnership reported 78,451 shares. Weiss Asset Management Ltd Partnership stated it has 10,185 shares. Cim Inv Mangement Inc has 0.41% invested in Facebook, Inc. Raymond James And Assocs has 641,461 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Opera Trading Capital bought a new stake in shares of Herbalife in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $185,000. Glob X Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 15,984 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 100,486 were accumulated by Westover Cap Advsrs Limited Liability Com. Trustmark Natl Bank Department invested in 3,795 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Sei Co has 26,156 shares. Capstone Invest Advsr Limited Liability Co accumulated 300 shares or 0% of the stock. Lyon Street Limited Company stated it has 3.52% of its portfolio in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF).

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $21.22 million activity. Invsts accumulated 1.64 million shares.

Aristeia Capital Llc, which manages about $6.79B and $2.56B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Herbalife Ltd (Prn) by 11.50M shares to 46.52M shares, valued at $46.64 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also upped Visa Inc (NYSE:V) stake by 30,000 shares and now owns 48,000 shares.

Herbalife earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. Its up 0.10, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. State Street Corp has 1.12 million shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Glenmede Co Na holds 0% or 203 shares.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can invested in 0.01% or 183,131 shares. William Blair Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Herbalife LTD.by 988.3% in the second quarter. Citigroup reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $73.00 price objective (up previously from $71.00) on shares of Herbalife in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Schwab Charles Mgmt holds 0.27% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 6.22M shares. Blackrock holds 2.94 million shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Bar Harbor Tru holds 56,263 shares or 4.09% of its portfolio. Nordea Investment Management AB raised its stake in shares of Herbalife LTD.by 5.6% in the third quarter. Moreover, Heritage Corporation has 0.66% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 1,411,700 shares of the company's stock valued at $87,511,000 after buying an additional 75,354 shares in the last quarter. Therefore 43% are positive. ConocoPhillips had 83 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, July 3, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Tigress Financial maintained Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) on Thursday, August 3 with "Buy" rating. On Monday, August 22 the stock rating was initiated by JMP Securities with "Outperform". The stock has "Strong Buy" rating by S&P Research on Friday, September 18. Pivotal Research maintained Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) rating on Monday, June 5. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The firm has "Buy" rating by Pivotal Research given on Wednesday, July 19. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Monday, November 9 with "Outperform".

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