CIBC World Markets Inc. decreased its position in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) by 5.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 62,663 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,488 shares during the quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc.’s holdings in Herbalife were worth $4,244,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Phocas Financial Corp. bought a new position in Herbalife in the second quarter valued at about $124,000. Opera Trading Capital bought a new position in Herbalife in the third quarter valued at about $185,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in Herbalife by 7.2% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 2,821 shares of the company’s stock valued at $201,000 after acquiring an additional 189 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Herbalife in the third quarter valued at about $227,000. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Herbalife in the second quarter valued at about $242,000.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE HLF) opened at $81.86 on Friday. 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 12 month low of $50.70 and a 12 month high of $84.96. The company has a market capitalization of $7,236.50 and a PE ratio of 18.56.

In other news, insider Shin-Shing Bosco Chiu sold 2,380 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.98, for a total value of $166,552.40. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $349,900. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Thomas Harms sold 8,532 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.49, for a total value of $584,356.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $68,490. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 38,201 shares of company stock worth $2,801,087 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 4.95% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 target price on shares of Herbalife in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Herbalife from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine raised Herbalife from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $67.00 target price on shares of Herbalife in a report on Friday, November 10th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $83.25.

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Herbalife Company Profile

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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