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January 28, 2013
11:54 EDTNUS, HLFHerbalife, Nu Skin slide after FTC targets 'pyramid scheme' in Kentucky
Shares of multi-level marketers Herbalife (HLF) and Nu Skin (NUS) are sliding after the Federal Trade Commission said on its website that it will co-host a press conference in Lexington, KY, today at 1 p.m. ET with the Kentucky Attorney General's office, to announce a "major action against an allegedly illegal pyramid scheme." Investor Bill Ackman attributed his well-publicized short position in Herbalife to the idea that the company is a pyramid scheme. However, neither Herbalife nor Nu Skin is mentioned in the FTC's announcement nor is either company headquartered in Kentucky. In 2010, USA Today said Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office was investigating multi-level marketing company Fortune Hi-Tech, citing former managers of the company. Conway's office did not confirm or deny an investigation into Fortune Hi-Tech, the report noted, but did say Fortune could violate Kentucky's anti-pyramid scheme law if product sales alone couldn't "sustain the people at the lower end of the chain." The Fly notes that Fortune Hi-Tech has its headquarters in Lexington, KY, according to the company's corporate website. In late morning trading, shares of Herbalife are down $2.74, or 6.29%, to $40.85, while Nu Skin is down $1.75, or 3.88%, to $43.33. Reference Link
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July 29, 2015
12:21 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility increases after lawsuit reportedly dismissed
Herbalife August weekly call option implied volatility is at 104, August is at 79, September is at 67; compared to its 52-week range of 24 to 78, suggesting large near term price movement after 'pyramid scheme' lawsuit was reportedly dismissed.
11:46 EDTHLFHerbalife rises after 'pyramid scheme' lawsuit reportedly dismissed
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11:46 EDTHLFDistrict judges dismisses pyramid scheme suit against Herbalife, Reuters reports
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11:36 EDTHLFDistrict judges dismisses pyramid scheme suit against Herbalife, Reuters reports
July 28, 2015
14:26 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
Herbalife August weekly call option implied volatility is at 45, August is at 77, September is at 48; compared to its 52-week range of 24 to 78, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on August 10.
July 22, 2015
06:12 EDTHLFHerbalife requests user information from Twitter, Reuters reports
Herbalife (HLF) has filed a petition seeking information from Twitter (TWTR) to find an anonymous user who posted defamatory tweets against Herbalife, Reuters reports. Herbalife wants Twitter to provide IP addresses as well as account details of the user so that the company can pursue legal action, the report says. Reference Link
July 21, 2015
10:01 EDTNUS, HLFOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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July 20, 2015
16:41 EDTNUSNu Skin initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT
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16:40 EDTHLFHerbalife initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT
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