Herbalife Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (HLF)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) were gapping up Friday morning with an open price 15.4% higher than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $38.27 Thursday and opened today's trading at $44.15.

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The average volume for Herbalife has been 9.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Herbalife has a market cap of $3.93 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Herbalife Ltd., a network marketing company, sells weight management, nutritional supplement, energy, sports and fitness, and personal care products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Herbalife as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Herbalife Ratings Report.

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