This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

6 Good Buys for a Portfolio

2. Herbalife (HLF - Get Report) sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products in more than 78 countries through a network of 2.5 million independent distributors.

The company has the second highest year-to-date return of 54.2%. In the past year, earnings per share grew 47%, while book value per share improved 38.6%. Net dividend growth was 61.1% during the year, as per data compiled by Bloomberg. Sales grew 21.2% and net income improved 33.3%, year-to-date.

For the third quarter 2011, net sales increased 30% to $895.2 million from $688.4 million in the same quarter previous year, while volume was up 23.4%. For the quarter, net income was reported at $108 million, or 87 cents per diluted share, compared to $78.8 million, or 60 cents, in the 2010 period. The company has paid a quarterly dividend of 20 cents.

Herbalife recently launched operations in Ghana -- its 39th market in Africa -- with a distribution center located in Accra. Earnings per share guidance for 2012 is in the range of $3.25 to $3.45.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 91% recommend a buy and the remaining suggest a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 30.6% to $68.81 in the upcoming 12 months.

5 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DISH $69.91 0.00%
EL $82.26 0.00%
HLF $41.10 0.00%
GMCR $115.05 0.00%
LULU $66.94 0.00%


DOW 18,080.14 +21.45 0.12%
S&P 500 2,117.69 +4.76 0.23%
NASDAQ 5,092.0850 +36.0220 0.71%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs