Media coverage about Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE:HLF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Herbalife Nutrition earned a daily sentiment score of 1.67 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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HLF stock traded down $0.41 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $54.68. The company had a trading volume of 549,290 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,277,630. The stock has a market cap of $8.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.50, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.73. Herbalife Nutrition has a 12-month low of $32.13 and a 12-month high of $60.41.

Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE:HLF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The company reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.22 billion. Herbalife Nutrition had a net margin of 3.84% and a negative return on equity of 82.17%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.41 EPS. On average, research analysts forecast that Herbalife Nutrition will post 2.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Herbalife Nutrition from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, August 3rd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Herbalife Nutrition in a report on Friday. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Herbalife Nutrition in a report on Friday. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 target price (down previously from $75.00) on shares of Herbalife Nutrition in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 target price on shares of Herbalife Nutrition in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $58.75.

In other Herbalife Nutrition news, COO David Pezzullo sold 33,070 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.64, for a total value of $1,840,014.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 6.19% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Herbalife Nutrition Company Profile

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. develops and sells nutrition solutions in North America, Mexico, South and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It provides science-based products in the areas of weight management; targeted nutrition; energy, sports, and fitness; and outer nutrition.

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