Wall Street Pummels HLF After Recent Earnings Report

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) went up by 2.55% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $52.89. The company’s stock price has collected 1.94% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 23 hours ago that Herbalife Nutrition Extends Partnership With National Hispanic Council on Aging Under The Nutrition for Zero Hunger Initiative

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Is It Worth Investing in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE :HLF) Right Now?

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 23.37 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for HLF is at 1.08. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 4 who provided ratings for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 0 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $65.00, which is $15.1 above the current price. HLF currently public float of 132.72M and currently shorts hold a 4.56% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of HLF was 1.24M shares.

HLF’s Market Performance

HLF stocks went up by 1.94% for the week, with a monthly jump of 4.81% and a quarterly performance of 12.06%, while its annual performance rate touched 17.86%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.55% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.23% for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 1.50% for HLF stocks with a simple moving average of 19.07% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HLF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HLF stocks, with CFRA repeating the rating for HLF by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for HLF in the upcoming period, according to CFRA is $164 based on the research report published on August 7th of the current year 2020.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HLF reach a price target of $55. The rating they have provided for HLF stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on December 4th, 2019.

Pivotal Research Group gave a rating of “Buy” to HLF, setting the target price at $65 in the report published on August 2nd of the previous year.

HLF Trading at 0.86% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought HLF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -5.65% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.23%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.55%, as shares surge +5.54% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +9.09% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HLF rose by +1.94%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +8.83% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $49.29. In addition, Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. saw 4.68% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HLF starting from Nelson James Larry, who sold 7,000 shares at the price of $49.81 back on Sep 01. After this action, Nelson James Larry now owns 18,959 shares of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., valued at $348,670 using the latest closing price.

Carmona Richard H, the Director of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., sold 9,558 shares at $50.13 during a trade that took place back on Aug 21, which means that Carmona Richard H is holding 15,116 shares at $479,143 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HLF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +10.91 for the present operating margin
  • +78.81 for the gross margin

The net margin for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. stands at +6.38. The total capital return value is set at 31.75, while invested capital returns managed to touch 23.83. Equity return is now at value -79.10, with 10.40 for asset returns.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.62, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.25. The receivables turnover for the company is 60.40 and the total asset turnover is 1.78. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.54.

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