News stories about Herbalife LTD. (NYSE:HLF) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Herbalife LTD. earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.3145581505873 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Herbalife LTD. (NYSE HLF) traded up $0.87 on Thursday, hitting $68.09. 768,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,236,458. The company has a market cap of $5,861.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.71 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.94, a current ratio of 2.65 and a quick ratio of 2.24. Herbalife LTD. has a 52-week low of $47.62 and a 52-week high of $79.64.

Herbalife LTD. (NYSE:HLF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.82. The firm had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.09 billion. Herbalife LTD. had a net margin of 8.60% and a return on equity of 176.64%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.21 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Herbalife LTD. will post 4.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have issued reports on HLF. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Herbalife LTD. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective on shares of Herbalife LTD. in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Tigress Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Herbalife LTD. in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Herbalife LTD. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Herbalife LTD. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Herbalife LTD. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $83.25.

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About Herbalife LTD.

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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