Herbalife LTD (HLF) Shares Rose While Route One Investment Company LP Decreased Holding

April 25, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.10, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 32 investors sold HLF shares while 69 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 84.64 million shares or 11.72% less from 95.88 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. D E Shaw And invested in 0.32% or 3.46M shares. Aperio Ltd Com owns 25,111 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. First Advsrs Lp reported 113,310 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Co holds 0.01% or 491,573 shares. Alliancebernstein LP holds 0% or 41,803 shares in its portfolio. State Street invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). Oz Mngmt Lp holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) for 318,332 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & reported 0% in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). Investors reported 275,000 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 0% or 3,445 shares. Capstone Invest Advisors Limited Liability Corporation reported 300 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 0.01% stake. Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 0% stake. 10 are held by Winfield Associates Incorporated. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp owns 505,741 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

William Duhamel decreased its stake in Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) by 5.9% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Route One Investment Company Lp sold 421,846 shares as the company’s stock rose 38.48% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by William Duhamel held 6.72M shares of the other pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $455.33M, down from 7.15M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Route One Investment Company Lp who had been investing in Herbalife Ltd. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.49B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $102. About 1.41 million shares traded or 1.30% up from the average. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has risen 68.63% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.08% the S&P500.

Route One Investment Company Lp, which manages about $1.78B and $4.71 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tempur Sealy International Inc. (NYSE:TPX) by 690,000 shares to 2.14M shares, valued at $134.11M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) by 410,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.69M shares, and has risen its stake in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST).

Analysts await Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) to report earnings on May, 3 after the close. They expect $1.07 earnings per share, down 13.71 % or $0.17 from last year’s $1.24 per share. HLF’s profit will be $89.01 million for 23.83 P/E if the $1.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.29 actual earnings per share reported by Herbalife Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.05 % negative EPS growth.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Herbalife had 3 analyst reports since January 25, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 6 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 25. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $85 target in Thursday, February 22 report.

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