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8/5/14Herbalife Ltd. At Support: Long Quick Swing Trade (The Market Financial)

Many bashers were out and about when Bill Ackman had his major press conference ripping Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). The stock collapsed into the conference then surged following. Many trash talkers hit him hard like CNBC. However, just one week after the monster short squeeze it looks like Ackman was correct on Herbalife Ltd. The stock [...]

7/31/14CNBC Owes Bill Ackman An Apology: Herbalife Ltd. Back To Lows (The Market Financial)

CNBC hammered Bill Ackman following his 'epic' presentation on Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). According to Ackman, this presentation was going to divulge major fraud at the company. Following his showcase event, the stock popped higher by over 25% and CNBC roasted him for days. To an intelligent trader, this pop was no more than a short [...]

4/27/14The Going Concern Value of Herbalife (HLF) (Value Investing Experiments)

For active participants in the financial markets, the saga of events surrounding Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) since the end of 2012 has been quite a rollercoaster ride. Small investors involved with the stock have been drawn to pick a side in an epic battle opposing on one side legendary investor Carl Icahn of Icahn Associates Corporation and on the other side hedge fund manager Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management. For those unfamiliar with the company, it's description can be...

11/23/13Leader Charts (Samurai Trader)

We have a pretty big divergence between the market and the leaders right now, with the market up marginally but, overall, the leadership list down big, about 1.5%. Decliners outnumbered gainers 11-9, which doesn;t seem bad, but he size of the losses outweighed the size of the gains. NUS was the biggest gainer. This one had a nasty drop a couple of weeks ago due to a report that is was a multi level marketing outfit (a la HLF), but refused to go lower and eventually started it way back up,...

10/21/13Major Bear Flag Signals Herbalife Ltd. Possible Trouble (The Market Financial)

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) is shooting higher today. Solar stocks have been one of the hottest sectors of late and First Solar is on fire. While most average investors are buying into this epic move, wise traders and investors are noting the nearing double top and gap fill. Please note the chart below. This stock [...]

9/14/13Leader Charts (Samurai Trader)

We had another good week on the leadership list, overall up about 2% and only a handful of small declines, but not many larger gains either. HLF was the biggest gainer, at almost 9%. Last Friday (blue arrow) this was about halfway up from a bounce off the 50dma, and probably headed for a retest of the new high, not an ideal buy point but good for a short term trade. As it turned out, it went on to hit a new high, and price relative is also a new highs, so this is becoming one of the stronger...

3/13/13Market Readings (Scott's Investments)

Below are a few articles I am reading this week: The Stock Market Trend and Hot Sector ETFs - Chris Vermeulen Interesting Herbalife article from Vanity Fair: The Big Short War Turnkey Analyst Learning Series: Maximum Drawdowns NYSE Net Margin Debt,  courtesy The Idea Farm An Infinite Amount of Money (pdf) & Argentina on Sale - John Mauldin Wrong Question - The [...]

3/8/13Why I’m on Bill Ackman’s Side Regarding Herbalife (Jutia Group)

Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction. Labeled "The Greatest Moment in Financial History" by financial news website Business Insider and reminiscent of the dragout, verbal battles made popular on TV shows like Jerry Springer, billionaire and activist investors Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman verbally attacked one another during a recent CNBC interview. Hurling insults like they were two [...]

2/28/13Carl Icahn: I thank Ackman for the Herbalife opportunity (Hedge Accordingly)

Carl Icahn spoke with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television today and said that he is "excited" about the agreement with Herbalife to add two of his nominees to the company's board. Icahn said... "We have a good rapport with them…We like them." On Bill Ackman, Icahn said... "If you look at his record lately, he has made a few very big mistakes. I am not going to say just this one…I look at it as a great opportunity. Ironically, I thank him for giving it to me. Does not mean I like...

1/24/13Carl Icahn does not "like" or "respect" fellow fund manager Bill Ackman $HLF (Hedge Accordingly)

Carl Icahn tells Bloomberg's Trish Regan he doesn’t "like" or "respect" fellow fund manager Bill Ackman, criticizing the way Ackman publicized a $1 billion bet that shares of Herbalife Ltd. would decline. “You don’t go out and get a room full of people to badmouth the company…If you want to be in that business, why don’t you join the SEC?” Transcript and video below.. -{MORE}-

1/17/13This Controversial Stock Could be the Ideal Income Generator (Jutia Group)

Hedge funds have been lining up on both sides of the fence regarding nutritional supplement multi-level marketing company Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF). The stock made a 52-week high of $73 last spring before shares took a huge hit following accusations from hedge fund investor William Ackman that the company was nothing more than a pyramid [...]

1/11/13The Herbalife Distraction (Random Roger's Big Picture)

If you watch stock market TV, look at finance websites or are involved with Twitter and Stocktwits then you know something is brewing at Herbalife (HLF). Noted hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has a very loud short position claiming that the company is a pyramid scheme and that the stock will go to zero. Then noted hedge fund manager Dan Loeb came out saying that Ackman has not brought any new information to the table, that he sees Herbalife much differently than Ackman and is long. Carl Icahn...

1/3/13The 3 Most Controversial Stocks in the Market (Jutia Group)

Looking for stocks poised to make a major move? Then find the companies that are loved and hated by investors. These three hotly-debated stocks have been in the headlines recently as bulls and bears duke it out. And depending on which camp holds the stronger argument, big profits (or losses) are likely to be bagged [...]

12/31/12Bill Ackman's Presentation on Shorting Herbalife (HLF) (market folly)

Playing catch up after the holidays, we wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to see Bill Ackman's presentation on his latest short position: Herbalife (HLF). The Pershing Square Capital Management CEO gave the pitch at a recent special Ira Sohn event.  In a very thorough and detailed presentation (334 slides), Ackman labels the multilevel marketing company a pyramid scheme. Making the media rounds after his presentation concluded, Ackman noted that he has an "enormous" short position,...

12/25/12Bill Ackman on Herbalife: “We Welcome Them Suing Us” (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, spoke with Bloomberg Television's Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle about Herbalife and said that "this is the highest conviction I have ever had about any investment I have [...]

12/25/12Herbalife to Provide Update at Analyst, Investor Meeting on Jan. 10th; Will Provide Responses on ... (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) will host an Analyst and Investor Meeting in New York at 9:00 AM EST on January 10, 2013. Senior management will discuss the company's business in detail: * Comprehensive response to investor questions on its business model; * Regulatory perspectives; * Update on the business [...]

12/24/12Firm With 14 Potential Conflicts Of Interest Defends Herbalife (

Bill Ackman seems extremely confident in his bet against Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). Ackman has called the short his highest conviction pick, and he is staking his entire reputation on the future on Herbalife Ltd. However, Herbalife has many defenders on the sell-side. Unsurprisingly, out of nine firms covering the company, not one has a sell. According [...]

12/21/12Bill Ackman Launches Website Devoted To Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) (

Bill Ackman's Battle against Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is only just beginning. Ackman has accused the company of being a giant pyramid scheme. The company has threatened to sue Ackman and plans to host an investor day to rebutt charges from the manager of Pershing Square Capital. Bill Ackman has just responded with the launch of [...]

12/20/12Ackman on Herbalife: we welcome them suing us $HLF | (Hedge Accordingly)

Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, spoke with Bloomberg Television's Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle about Herbalife and said that  "this is the highest conviction I have ever had about any investment I have ever made, full stop." -{MORE}-

8/27/12Dialectic Capital loses Money on its CAST and HLF Short Bets (

Dialectic Capital Management, LLC, a short biased hedge fund is out with the July update. The CEO of the New York based hedge fund is excellent at uncovering fraud among companies, and resorts to highly unconventional methods to discover them. Overview Dialectic was overall able to gain through its investments on the short side of  Euro Soveriegn [...]

8/10/12Herbalife gets a clean Slate from the SEC (Value Investing)

Multi-level marketing firm Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF), a global nutrition company selling weight management and personal care products across 83 countries to distributors and through them, has been questioned by the SEC on some of its practices relating to the disclosure of sales by distributors. Ironically, a lot of these questions ring a bell from April when [...]

8/1/12HLF, BAC, C, and KCG; Among Stocks Experiencing Technical Problems (Value Investing)

After the 2010 flash crash, and subsequently high profile snafus in cases, such as the Bats listing debacle, and the massive bungle in the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) IPO, can we really consider our markets safe? Maybe not any longer, considering there has been another instance today of Wall Street falling prey to technological foul-ups at market [...]

7/26/12This Respected Hedge-Fund Manager is WRONG About this Stock (Jutia Group)

Going against the herd is a great way to score big gains in the stock market. And right now, with investors fleeing from shares of one of my favorite companies, a huge opportunity is at hand. The mass exodus from this high-growth mid-cap stock was triggered in early May after hedge-fund titan David Einhorn pulled [...]

5/30/12David Einhorn’s Previous Shorts: JOE and GMCR – A Look at Performance (Value Investing)

David Einhorn, CEO of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLRE), might be the best short seller ever. Whenever, Einhorn mentions something negative about a stock it sometimes drops over 10%. Not only that, but the fact that Einhorn does NOT mention a stock gives it a big boost. A recent example is  Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). David Einhorn asked about [...]

5/21/12Dialectic Capital short CAST, HLF, BAM, China and Canadian Housing (Value Investing)

  Dialectic Capital Management, LLC is a hedge fund, based in New York. Although not well known, the fund has a very interesting way of uncovering shorts. Sources familiar with the CEO tell us that he has a very good way of uncovering frauds. The latest fraud that the fund has a short position has recently [...]

5/16/12Are These David Einhorn’s Newest Targets? (Wall Street Daily)

Today at high noon the Ira Sohn Investment Conference kicks off in New York. Who cares? You should if you're currently holding on to shares of Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) and Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS). Ever since Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn raised skepticism about Herbalife's sales on the company's May 1 conference call, the rumor mill's been [...]

5/3/12David Einhorn Strikes Down Herbalife, For Now... (Benzinga)

Questions posed on an earnings conference call with Herbalife's (NYSE: HLF) management by famous value investor and noted short-seller David Einhorn have spooked HLF shareholders in a major way. The stock is in free-fall for a third straight day on Thursday, and the one-time high-flier is now down nearly 35% over the last 5 trading sessions. After the dramatic sell-off, it is clear that HLF has become a victim of the famous Einhorn's dramatic sway on Wall Street. The term "victim" here,...

5/1/12Transcript of David Einhorn's Questions on Herbalife Conference Call (market folly)

Earlier today, David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital surfaced on Herbalife's (HLF) conference call.  Below is a transcript of the questions the hedge fund manager asked and the company's responses.  Herbalife is multi-level marketing company focused on selling weight management and nutritional supplements via 2.7 million independent distributors. Here's the transcript: "Einhorn Question: How much of the sales that you’d make in terms of final sales are sold outside the network and how...

2/21/12Herbalife Jumps on Q4 Earnings Results, Updated Guidance (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) shares are soaring in Thursday's after hours trading session after the company reported a blowout fourth quarter and raised guidance. Herbalife (HLF) reported a 25 percent increase in earnings to $0.86 per share. This crushed Street consensus [...]

10/31/11HLF (Samurai Trader)

HLF hit a new high by 5 cents, and got higher volume than yesterday, so technically you can call this a breakout failure. that is, unless you go by the O;Neil system: this appears to qualify as a double bottom base, making the breakout point the high of the middle of the "W". That being the case, the breakout came yesterday, and looking at the gain it made, that makes sense. Here is another one that outperformed the market in August and September, underperformed in October, and is now...

8/7/11(RRD) R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Gets Print Management Contract (Stock Blog Hub)

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) won a multi-year print management contract from Herbalife, a nutrition and weight management company. According to the contract, the company would produce and manage Herbalife’s wide range of products, including catalogs, magazines, commercial and digital printing, forms, labels and event marketing materials. For this purpose, R.R. Donnelley will be providing [...]

8/2/11HLF (Samurai Trader)

HLF has just about everything going for it, with two very nice breakouts in the last 6 moths, a strong price relative line, and support at the 50dma, but formed the dreaded black candle after a gap up on earnings. Thta can be excused slightly due to a weak market, but I also don't like the negative CMF over the last 2 months, not a fatal flaw, but it looks to me like the big money boys are avoiding this one.

8/2/11Herbalife (HLF) Continues its Amazing Run (Fund my Mutual Fund)

There have been a handful of companies that I have missed, or chosen to stay out of, the past few years - and Herbalife (HLF) is one of them.  Nutrion/weight loss companies have a history of big runs (Nutrisystem was the last darling of this sector) and then blow ups but Herbalife has prevailed for quite a long time without the blowup.  The direct distribution model seems to be very effective with this sort of product. Short sellers appear to be squeezed again with yet another beat... the...

8/1/11Benzinga’s After Hours Earnings Movers (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) reported another blowout quarter on Monday after the closing bell. The company reported EPS of $0.88, which beat analysts' consensus EPS estimates of $0.75 by a wide margin. Revenues came in at $879.7 million, versus Street [...]

8/1/11Herbalife Jumps on Record Results/Increased Guidance (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Shares of Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) are jumping in the after-hours trade following the release of the company's Q2 earnings results. Currently, shares are higher by 8.61%, trading at $60.32; they ended the regular session lower by 0.32%, at $55.54. [...]

5/4/11Herbalife shares soar as Wall St. buys into growth outlook (Penny Stock DD)

Like every direct-marketing company, Herbalife Ltd. needs its independent sales force to believe in its products and pitch them with passion. The L.A.-based firm now seems to be engendering the same kind of response from Wall Street. Shares of Herbalife, which markets weight-control products and nutritional supplements worldwide, soared past the $100 mark on [...]

11/4/10Fast Money Picks For November 5th (HLF, KFT, CSX, STJ, MCP) (Benzinga)

Patty Edwards said on CNBC's Fast Money that she wants to buy Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), because of its overseas exposure. Herbalife (HLF) gained 3.05% on Thursday, and closed at $65.52. Steve Cortes thinks that Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) is a buy. Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) gained 0.70% in the regular trading session, but it fell 1.86% in the after hours. Guy Adami wants to buy CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) on the dip tomorrow. CSX Corporation (CSX) lost 0.46% today, and closed at $62.52....

11/1/10Herbalife Beats Estimates; Guidance Mixed (HLF) (Benzinga)

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) reports Q3 earnings of $1.17 versus consensus of $1.03. Herbalife Ltd. reports revenues of $688.4 million versus consensus of $687.09 million. Based on current business trends, FX rates as of the end of September, 2010, and the company's outlook for future performance, the company is initiating guidance for 2011 with a diluted earnings per share guidance range of $5.00 to $5.25 on a volume point growth of 8.0 to 10.0 percent and a net sales growth of 11.0 percent...

11/1/10Herbalife Beats Wall Street Estimates (HLF) (Benzinga)

Network marketing company Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) late on Monday released financial results that beat Wall Street expectations. Herbalife Ltd reported that its 3rd quarter net income of rose to $75.7 million, or $1.22 per share, up from $57.9 million, or 91 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, the company earned $1.17 per share. Revenue climbed 14.7% to $688.4 million. A poll of analysts conducted by Thomson Reuters showed an average Wall Street estimate of...

10/8/10Jefferies' Consumer Sector Update (AVP, HLF, NUS, TUP, USNA) (Benzinga)

Jefferies & Company is out with a research report this morning, where it takes a look at the consumer sector. The analysts said that they remain bullish on global direct sellers. The analysts said that they remain “favorably disposed to the global direct sellers,” with Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP), Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS), Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) and USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA) being their favorites. The...

8/3/10HLF (Samurai Trader)

HLF broke out on huge volume, thanks to a rather impressive earnings report. This tried to form a handle back in June, but it went too deep and ended up extending the cup portion of the pattern. This time it formed another handle, which was exactly 5 days (the minimum set by Yoda O'Neil for a valid handle), then gapped up today. Getting in at or below the opening price was about the only place you could get in without being too extended. I will be waatching to see if this pulls back to retest...

4/5/10(HLF) Herbalife Incorporated – Earnings Estimates Up (Stock Blog Hub)

Herbalife, Inc. (HLF) recently hit a new 52-week high above $47 after shares jumped above a short-term level of resistance on strong Q4 results from late February and a bullish next-year estimate. Fourth-Quarter Results Shares of HLF rebounded from a key trend line after the company reported better than expected Q4 results on February 23. Sales were [...]

3/10/10(HLF) Herbalife – Return on Equity of 64.8% is Far Ahead of Industry Average (Stock Blog Hub)

Herbalife (HLF) is expected to grow its earnings per share at 13.5% for the next five years. This Zacks Rank #2 stock also pays a decent dividend. Company Description Herbalife Ltd. is a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products. Its products are sold in 72 countries through a network of approximately [...]

1/15/10(HLF) Herbalife Limited – Return on Equity of 65% Beats Industry Average of 15% (Stock Blog Hub)

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) has more than doubled the market's return over the past year. Analysts polled by Zacks boosted forecasts on Herbalife's recent reaffirmation of 2009 and 2010 earnings outlook. Company Description Herbalife Ltd. is a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products. Its products are sold in 72 countries through a [...]

12/7/09(HLF) Herbalife Ltd. – Analysts Polled Remain Bullish on Earnings (Stock Blog Hub)

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) continues to trade higher, closing in on a 52-week high and outpacing the market since the stock was last featured as a Momentum pick. During the past year, shares soared about 130% past the S&P 500. Analysts polled by Zacks remain bullish on earnings, lifting full-year estimates 6% to $3.20 per share [...]

11/14/09(HLF) Herbalife Limited – Earnings Estimates Advance (Stock Blog Hub)

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) recently spiked higher after reporting better than expected third-quarter results. Company Description Herbalife Ltd. is a network marketing company that sells weight management and nutritional supplements worldwide. The company was founded in 1980 and has a market cap of $2.54 billion. Shares of HLF recently spiked higher on the company's better than expected third-quarter results [...]

7/31/09(HLF) Herbalife Ltd – ROE of 83% sits high above the industry average of 15% (Stock Blog Hub)

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) is seeing bullish Zacks Consensus Estimates ahead of reporting next week. The full-year forecast of $2.97 per share is up 3% over the past 3 months. The most accurate 2009 Zacks Consensus Estimate is even higher at $3.12. Company Description Herbalife sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products. The company's products are sold in [...]

7/14/09(HLF) Herbalife Ltd. – Momentum – Zacks Rank Buy (Stock Blog Hub)

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) recently announced it had received licenses to sell its products in a number of Chinese provinces, creating a sales channel directed towards millions of potential customers. Company Description Herbalife Ltd sells weight management and nutritional supplement products worldwide. The company sells its products through a network of independent distributors and has a market cap [...]

11/3/08U.S. Dollar to Herbalife: You're Just Another Victim Kid! (LongShortTrader)

Herbalife (HLF) is getting hit after hours as the "you call it Ponzi scheme, we call it multi-level marketing" powerhouse issued lower-than-expected fourth-quarter and full-year 2009 guidance, which looks especially stinky considering that the company actually CUT its tax-rate outlook. The culprit? That lousy, stinking, cheating, rising dollar! Let's look at this excerpt from the press release: The company’s initial diluted earnings per share guidance range for 2009 is $3.00 to $3.20 on...

10/17/08Goldman Sachs Conviction Buy List: Adds KMB, Removes HLF (market folly)

Goldman Sachs yesterday made some changes to its Conviction Buy List. They added Kimberly Clark (KMB) to the buy list and removed Herbalife (HLF) from the list. Taken from Google Finance, KMB is "a global health and hygiene company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of health and hygiene products around the world." And, HLF is "a global network marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement, energy and fitness products, and...

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