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July 28, 2014
17:52 EDTAVP, HLF, USNA, TUP, NUSHerbalife plummets after results fall short of estimates
Shares of multi-level marketing company Herbalife (HLF) are sinking after the company's second quarter results missed analysts' consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: After the bell, Herbalife reported Q2 adjusted earnings per share of $1.55 and revenue of $1.3B, narrowly missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.57 and $1.36B, respectively. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Herbalife forecast Q3 adjusted EPS of $1.49-$1.53, far below consensus of $1.62. Q3 net sales growth was seen at 9%-11%, compared to consensus of $1.36B. Despite the Q2 miss and weak Q3 profit outlook, the company raised its FY14 adjusted EPS view to $6.17-$6.32 from $6.10-$6.30, versus consensus of $6.30. The company did, however, lower its FY14 net sales growth view to 8.5%-10.5% from 10%-12%, compared to consensus of $5.38B. The company also lowered its FY14 volume point growth view to 6%-8% from 8%-10%. Herbalife noted that, "Forward guidance excludes the impact of expenses (primarily for legal and advisory services) relating to the company’s response to information put into the marketplace by a short seller, which the company believes to be inaccurate and misleading, expenses related to a FTC inquiry, and the impact of non-cash interest costs associated with the company’s convertible notes and the expenses incurred related to the effort to recover costs related to the reaudit that occurred last year." PRICE ACTION: In after-hours trading, Herbalife fell $7.66, or about 11.35%, to $59.82 on heavy trading volume. Excluding the after-hours plunge, the stock is up approximately 15% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the multi- level marketing space include Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS), Usana Health Sciences (USNA), Avon Products (AVP), and Tupperware (TUP).
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April 22, 2015
07:05 EDTTUPTupperware Brands sees FY15 adjusted EPS $4.60-$4.70, consensus $4.80
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07:05 EDTTUPTupperware Brands sees Q2 adjusted EPS $1.14-$1.19, consensus $1.23
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07:03 EDTTUPTupperware Brands reports Q1 adjusted EPS $1.02, consensus 98c
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April 21, 2015
15:28 EDTTUPNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Coca-Cola (KO), consensus 42c... Boeing (BA), consensus $1.81... McDonald's (MCD), consensus $1.06... EMC (EMC), consensus 36c... Abbott Laboratories (ABT), consensus 42c... Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), consensus $1.61... Bank of New York Mellon (BK), consensus 59c... TE Connectivity (TEL), consensus $1.01... T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), consensus $1.14... St. Jude Medical (STJ), consensus 91c... Amphenol (APH), consensus 56c... Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 47c... Citizens Financial Group (CFG), consensus 34c... Autoliv (ALV), consensus $1.31... D.R. Horton (DHI), consensus 38c... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB), consensus 95c... Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), consensus 19c... SEI Investments (SEIC), consensus 49c... AutoNation (AN), consensus 89c... Gentex (GNTX), consensus 25c... Ryder System (R), consensus $1.00... Owens Corning (OC), consensus 13c... NuStar Energy (NS), consensus 58c... Six Flags (SIX), consensus (67c)... Tupperware Brands (TUP), consensus 98c... MarketAxess Holdings (MKTX), consensus 64c... Lithia Motors (LAD), consensus $1.22... Knight Transportation (KNX), consensus 31c... Evercore Partners (EVR), consensus 58c... Potlatch (PCH), consensus 19c... Natus Medical (BABY), consensus 29c... AZZ (AZZ), consensus 59c... United Community Banks (UCBI), consensus 29c... Sonus Networks (SONS), consensus (31c)... Angie's List (ANGI), consensus 0c... Pacific Premier Bancorp (PPBI), consensus 27c.
April 17, 2015
16:31 EDTAVPStocks end week lower amid earnings reports, fear about Greece, China
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April 15, 2015
12:33 EDTAVPStocks with call strike movement; ZIOP AVP
Ziopharm (ZIOP) October 14 call option implied volatility increased 8% to 97, Avon Products (AVP) July 11 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 57 according to IVolatility.
09:29 EDTUSNAUSANA announces plans to commence operations in Indonesia this year
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08:02 EDTHLFHerbalife members to meet with members of Congress
Today, 19 independent members from global nutrition company, Herbalife will be in Washington, D.C. to educate their congressional representatives about Herbalife and how their lives have been improved since becoming involved with Herbalife. The members are visiting Washington, D.C. from California, Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Maryland, South Dakota, and Tennessee. The members are in DC to talk about Herbalife’s science-based nutrition products and the benefits they’ve received from using the products. Additionally, the members will speak with congressional offices about the income-generating opportunities that are available to Herbalife members through hard work and continued dedication.
05:48 EDTAVPStocks with implied volatility movement; WUBA AVP
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April 14, 2015
16:53 EDTAVPOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed for the day, beginning the session in positive territory helped by better than expected earnings reports from JPMorgan (JPM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), and Wells Fargo (WFC). The early economic data was slightly below Wall Street expectations and became a headwind for the market. By the end of the first hour of trading the market had turned negative, and it spent the remainder of the day trading in mixed fashion. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., retail purchases for March advanced 0.9%, bouncing up from a 0.5% decline in February. However, economists had predicted a 1.1% growth after improvements on last month's weather. The producer price index grew 0.2% for March, in line with consensus estimates. Core PPI grew 0.2% versus expectations of 0.1% growth. The International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook Report trimmed U.S. growth forecast to 3.1% from its previous outlook of 3.6%, while global forecast was left unchanged at 3.5%. COMPANY NEWS: Avon (AVP) surged 66c, or 8.24%, to $8.67 following a Wall Street Journal report that the company is exploring strategic alternatives, including potentially selling its North American business, though a Bloomberg report later in the day claimed the company is not conducting a formal sale process... Nokia (NOK) confirmed it is in "advanced discussions" to buy French telecom firm Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), prompting French President Francois Hollande to schedule meetings with leaders from both companies. Later in the day, the French government announced it supports the potential deal, with French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron stating Nokia reassured officials by detailing "clear undertakings." Nokia fell 34c, or 4.1%, to $7.96 at the close, while Alcatel jumped 58c, or 13.33%, to $4.93. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was 58.com (WUBA), which rallied 33.52%, or $17.04, to $67.87 after the Financial Times reported the company has signed a memorandum of understanding to merge with rival classifieds service Ganji.com. Also higher was PartnerRe (PRE), which advanced 8.49% to $129.25 after EXOR proposed to acquire the company for $130.00 per share in cash, valuing PartnerRe at $6.4B. Following earnings, JPMorgan (JPM) advanced 1.56% to $63.04 after beating expectations, while Wells Fargo (WFC) fell 0.73% and Johnson & Johnson fell 0.03% after reducing its FY15 earnings guidance. Among the noteworthy losers was Arrowhead Research (ARWR), which tumbled 7.75% after Jefferies downgraded the stock to Hold and lowered its price target to $9 from $30. The firm said that while ARC-520 offers the potential for a Hepatitis B virus functional cure, it prefers to wait for multi-dosing data. Also lower was Norfolk Southern (NSC), which dropped 4.18% to $100.49 and was downgraded to Hold at TD Securities following first quarter guidance that fell below expectations. INDEXES: The Dow rose 59.66, or 0.33%, to 18,036.70, the Nasdaq lost 10.96, or 0.22%%, to 4,977.29, and the S&P 500 advanced 3.41, or 0.16%, to 2,095.84.
14:45 EDTAVPAvon said not to be conducting formal sale process, Bloomberg says
12:59 EDTAVPAvon Products reviewing strategic options, WSJ reports
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12:59 EDTAVPAvon Products volatility elevated into exploring strategic alternatives report
Avon Products overall option implied volatility of 59 compares to its 26-week average of 55 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into a WSJ reported the company is exploring strategic alternatives.
12:55 EDTAVPAvon Products resumes trading, shares up 74c to $8.75
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12:55 EDTAVPAvon Products halted for volatility after jumping on WSJ report
Shares of Avon Products halted for volatility after the Wall Street Journal reported the company is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of its North America business. The stock jumped 69c to $8.70.
12:52 EDTAVPAvon Products reviewing strategic alternatives, Dow Jones says
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April 13, 2015
19:45 EDTHLFHerbalife says there is 'no truth to Bill Ackman's statements'
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17:17 EDTAVPAvon Products postpones Investor Day to fall 2015
Avon Products announced that it has decided to postpone to Fall 2015 its Investor Day that the company was originally scheduled to host on May 13. The decision to postpone the meeting follows the recent appointment of James Scully as the company's CFO, to allow the company adequate time to prepare for a more robust discussion at the meeting. Further details, including webcast information, will be announced closer to the event. Avon will provide an update on its turnaround progress when it reports first-quarter 2015 financial results on April 30.
08:01 EDTHLFHerbalife names Czech gastroenterologist to Nutrition Advisory Board
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April 12, 2015
15:56 EDTAVPAvon investors could be rewarded in coming years, Barron's says
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