Are Smart Investors Making the Right Decision? Herbalife Ltd (HLF)

With 1.36 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 1.02 shares. During the session, the Packaged Foods company that operates in wider Consumer Defensive sector, reached to the highest price of $12.62 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $11.94. The 52-week range on HLF shows that it touched its highest point at $21.33 and its lowest point at $10.94 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $17.30. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.28.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of HLF was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 2.46%, but this was down by -11.51% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -9.45% while six-month performance fell -30.87%. The stock lost -27.90% in the past year, while it has lost -20.90% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for HLF yields 1.87 with Next year EPS estimates of 3.12. For the next quarter, that number is 0.40. This implies an EPS growth rate of -33.24% for this year and 37.29% for next year. EPS is expected to decline by -0.50% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 20.14%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 97.90 million HLF shares are outstanding with a float of 89.45 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 31, 2024, short shares totaled 13.44 million, which was 13.56% higher than short shares on Dec 29, 2023. In addition to CLF as the firm’s Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., ELF serves as its e.l.f. Beauty, Inc..

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for HLF since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With HLF analysts setting a high price target of $24.00 and a low target of $12.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $17.30. Based on these targets, HLF could surge 98.84% to reach the target high and fall by -0.58% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 43.33% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded HLF stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 1 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 79,100 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 22 while that of sell transactions has risen to 29 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 312,692 while 147,574 shares were sold.