Media coverage about Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Herbalife earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.0685748903802 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

HLF has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Herbalife from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Citigroup Inc. set a $72.00 target price on shares of Herbalife and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $67.00 target price on shares of Herbalife and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Herbalife from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Tigress Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Herbalife in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Herbalife has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $83.25.

Shares of Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) traded up $1.07 during trading on Monday, reaching $69.05. 525,476 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,228,818. Herbalife has a 52 week low of $47.62 and a 52 week high of $79.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.94, a current ratio of 2.65 and a quick ratio of 2.24. The stock has a market cap of $5,930.00, a P/E ratio of 14.88 and a beta of 1.31.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting 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 for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.21 EPS. Herbalife’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Herbalife will post 4.55 earnings per share for the current 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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