Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Increases Stake in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) by 1.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 428,764 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,932 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.49% of Herbalife worth $29,083,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Stonehill Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Herbalife by 43.8% in the third quarter. Stonehill Capital Management LLC now owns 512,211 shares of the company’s stock worth $34,743,000 after buying an additional 155,912 shares during the period. Fort L.P. lifted its holdings in Herbalife by 6.7% in the third quarter. Fort L.P. now owns 62,188 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,218,000 after buying an additional 3,905 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new stake in Herbalife in the third quarter worth about $577,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of Herbalife by 0.8% during the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 280,279 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,012,000 after purchasing an additional 2,139 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oberndorf William E increased its stake in shares of Herbalife by 34.9% during the third quarter. Oberndorf William E now owns 195,660 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,272,000 after purchasing an additional 50,660 shares in the last quarter.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Herbalife from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 target price on shares of Herbalife in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Herbalife from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $67.00 target price on shares of Herbalife in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $83.25.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) traded up $0.53 on Friday, hitting $81.15. 828,042 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,042,184. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.94, a quick ratio of 2.24 and a current ratio of 2.65. The stock has a market cap of $6,930.00, a PE ratio of 18.40 and a beta of 1.37. Herbalife Ltd. has a 52 week low of $50.70 and a 52 week high of $84.96.

In other Herbalife news, SVP Thomas Harms sold 8,532 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.49, for a total value of $584,356.68. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $68,490. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Shin-Shing Bosco Chiu sold 3,022 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.50, for a total transaction of $252,337.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $835,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 38,201 shares of company stock worth $2,801,087. Insiders own 4.95% of the company’s stock.

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Herbalife Company Profile

Herbalife Ltd. is a global nutrition company. The Company develops and sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, as well as personal care products. Its operating segments are based on geographical operations in six regions: North America; Mexico; South and Central America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and China.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Herbalife (NYSE:HLF)

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