Trade-Ideas: Herbalife (HLF) Is Today's Post-Market Leader Stock - TheStreet

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Herbalife

(

HLF

) as a post-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Herbalife as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • HLF has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $97.3 million.
  • HLF is up 2.3% today from today's close.

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More details on HLF:

Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company, sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, and personal care products worldwide. HLF has a PE ratio of 12.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Herbalife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Herbalife has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Herbalife has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. The stock has a beta of 3.61 and a short float of 39.1% with 12.18 days to cover. Shares are down 47.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Herbalife as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 5.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.5%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for HERBALIFE LTD is rather high; currently it is at 52.68%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 0.89% trails the industry average.
  • HERBALIFE LTD has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, HERBALIFE LTD increased its bottom line by earning $4.91 versus $3.95 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($5.84 versus $4.91).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Personal Products industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 92.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $141.95 million to $11.25 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $101.91 million or 54.81% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

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