Can Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) Add Value To Your Portfolio?

As of Thursday close, Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.’s (NYSE:HLF) stock was up $1.83, moving up 8.52 percent to $23.30. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,340,200 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.76 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,031,945, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,504,502.

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Since last month, HLF stock retreated -23.63%. Shares of the company fell to $21.36 on 05/11/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $55.78 was reached on 01/20/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $21.36. Since the beginning of this year, HLF’s stock price has dropped by -43.07% or -$17.63, and marked a new high 11 times. However, the stock has declined by -58.23% since its 52-week high.

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) last reported insider trading activity 1 day ago on May 12. JOHNSON MICHAEL, the Director of the company, purchased of 5,840 shares for $22.85 on May 12. It resulted in a $133,444 investment by the insider. Mulligan Donal L added 15,000 shares at an average price of $22.69 on May 11. The insider now owns 23,560 shares following the transaction. On May 11, President DeSimone John bought 43,478 shares at $21.54 apiece. The transaction was valued at $936,516.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) has a P/E ratio of about 6.24. The stock’s beta is 1.08.

The latest dividend of $0.15 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.15.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.’s quick ratio stood at 0.80, while its current ratio was 1.30, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 78.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 11.40%. Based on annual data, HLF earned $4.56 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.8 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 43.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -29.10%.

In Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $2.79 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. HLF’s revenue fell -12.41% to $1.32 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.34 billion. While analysts expected Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. to report $0.66 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.74 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 12.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $182.3 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. were 4.28 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $3.0 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $108.36 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.’s (HLF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 69.19%, the RSI 9-day stood at 34.85% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. price is down by -7.02% percent or -$1.76. At present, HLF shares trade -23.03% below its 20-day simple moving average and -41.65% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -36.75% below its SMA50 and -55.07% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 11.56% and Stochastic coefficient D was 6.77%, while ATR was 1.45. Given the Stochastic reading of 28.03% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 33.18%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.00, while the 14-day reading stands at -2.78.

Analyst Ratings

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. downgraded its rating on Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) to a Hold in a note to investors on May 04, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, HLF is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $38.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $26.00 – $60.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) will achieve an average price target of $40.75.


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