Press coverage about Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Herbalife earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2024099357977 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on HLF. ValuEngine raised shares of Herbalife from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of Herbalife in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Tigress Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Herbalife in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub raised shares of Herbalife from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Herbalife from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Herbalife presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $83.25.

Shares of Herbalife (NYSE HLF) opened at $69.66 on Friday. Herbalife has a 12 month low of $47.62 and a 12 month high of $79.64. The stock has a market cap of $6,070.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.39 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a current ratio of 2.65, a quick ratio of 2.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.94.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82. Herbalife had a net margin of 8.60% and a return on equity of 176.64%. The company had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.21 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Herbalife will post 4.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Herbalife

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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