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How to buy Herbalife Nutrition stock | $47.41

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Herbalife Nutrition Ltd is a packaged foods business based in the US. Herbalife Nutrition shares (HLF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Herbalife Nutrition employs 9,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.1 billion.

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  3. Search for Herbalife Nutrition Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HLF. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$47.41, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Herbalife Nutrition, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Herbalife Nutrition. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Herbalife Nutrition share price

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Herbalife Nutrition shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeUSD$47.41
52-week rangeUSD$20.73 - USD$52.89
50-day moving average USD$49.0426
200-day moving average USD$41.942
Wall St. target priceUSD$65
PE ratio 22.2512
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.147

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Is it a good time to buy Herbalife Nutrition stock?

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Herbalife Nutrition price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $47.41 from 2020-09-28

1 week (2020-09-24) -0.90%
1 month (2020-09-01) -5.01%
3 months (2020-07-01) 5.45%
6 months (2020-04-01) 72.65%
1 year (2019-10-01) 25.76%
2 years (2018-10-01) -13.50%
3 years (2017-09-29) -30.10%
5 years (2015-10-01) -12.43%

Is Herbalife Nutrition under- or over-valued?

Valuing Herbalife Nutrition stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Herbalife Nutrition's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Herbalife Nutrition's P/E ratio

Herbalife Nutrition's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Herbalife Nutrition shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Herbalife Nutrition's EBITDA

Herbalife Nutrition's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$654.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Herbalife Nutrition's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Herbalife Nutrition financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.96%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.46%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 5.89%
Book value $-3.783
Market capitalisation USD$6.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Herbalife Nutrition shares

There are currently 6.0 million Herbalife Nutrition shares held short by investors – that's known as Herbalife Nutrition's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% down from 6.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Herbalife Nutrition shares can be evaluated.

Herbalife Nutrition's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Herbalife Nutrition's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Herbalife Nutrition shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Herbalife Nutrition shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Herbalife Nutrition's SIR currently stands at 3.86. In other words for every 100,000 Herbalife Nutrition shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3860 shares are currently held short.

However Herbalife Nutrition's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Herbalife Nutrition shares, or, against the total number of tradable Herbalife Nutrition shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Herbalife Nutrition's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Herbalife Nutrition shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0912% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Herbalife Nutrition shares, roughly 91 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Herbalife Nutrition.

Find out more about how you can short Herbalife Nutrition stock.

Herbalife Nutrition's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Herbalife Nutrition.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Herbalife Nutrition's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.41

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Herbalife Nutrition's overall score of 34.41 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Herbalife Nutrition is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Herbalife Nutrition's environmental score

Environmental score: 14/100

Herbalife Nutrition's environmental score of 14 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Herbalife Nutrition is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Herbalife Nutrition's social score

Social score: 10.25/100

Herbalife Nutrition's social score of 10.25 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Herbalife Nutrition is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Herbalife Nutrition's governance score

Governance score: 8.66/100

Herbalife Nutrition's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Herbalife Nutrition is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Herbalife Nutrition's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Herbalife Nutrition scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Herbalife Nutrition has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 34.41
Total ESG percentile 64.24
Environmental score 14
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 10.25
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.66
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Herbalife Nutrition share dividends

We're not expecting Herbalife Nutrition to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Herbalife Nutrition's shares ever split?

Herbalife Nutrition's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 May 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Herbalife Nutrition shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Herbalife Nutrition shares which in turn could have impacted Herbalife Nutrition's share price.

Herbalife Nutrition share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Herbalife Nutrition's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.73 up to $52.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HLF.US volatility(beta: 1.12)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Herbalife Nutrition's is 1.1215. This would suggest that Herbalife Nutrition's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Herbalife Nutrition overview

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. offers nutrition solutions in North America, Mexico, South and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company provides products in the areas of weight management; targeted nutrition; energy, sports, and fitness; and outer nutrition. It offers weight management products, including meal replacement products, protein shakes, drink mixes, weight loss enhancers, and healthy snacks; targeted nutrition products, which include dietary and nutritional supplements that contain herbs, vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients; outer nutrition products, such as facial skin, body, and hair care products; and energy, sports, and fitness products comprising N-R-G tea and energy drink products. The company also provides literature, promotional, and other materials that include start-up kits, sales tools, and educational materials. It offers its products through independent service providers, sales representatives, and sales officers, as well as through its retail stores. The company was formerly known as Herbalife Ltd. and changed its name to Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. in April 2018. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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