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July 22, 2014
06:31 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility elevated into Bill Ackman presentation
Herbalife July weekly call option implied volatility is at 149, August is at 87, September is at 81, January is at 76; compared to its 26-week average of 52 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into Bill Ackman stating that he is going to expose an "incredible fraud" today at 10am ET.
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October 12, 2015
05:36 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; LNKD HLF
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; LinkedIn (LNKD) 52, Herbalife (HLF) 75 according to iVolatility.
October 8, 2015
09:34 EDTHLFActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL MTG FCX V TWTR PYPL JPM GOOGL TSLA GPRO HLF
05:20 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility movement; SD HLF
Stocks with implied volatility movement; SandRidge Energy (SD) 160, Herbalife (HLF) 88 according to iVolatility.
October 7, 2015
12:31 EDTHLFNu Skin plummets after cutting Q3 revenue outlook
Shares of Nu Skin (NUS), a global direct selling company, are sinking after the company lowered its third quarter revenue outlook. WHAT'S NEW: Tuesday after the bell, Nu Skin lowered its Q3 revenue view to $570M-$573M from $600M-$620M, well below analysts' consensus estimates of $621.55M. Foreign currency headwinds associated with the strengthening of the U.S. dollar negatively impacted revenue by more than $60M compared to the prior-year period. The revised revenue range is expected to represent continued improvement on a sequential basis, and the company continues to forecast constant-currency revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 versus the prior year. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Truman Hunt, Nu Skin's Chief Executive Officer, noted, "Third quarter results were impacted by lower-than-expected sales of our new cosmetic oils in China during August and September, which may be a reflection of economic conditions in China." Hunt continued, "Our third quarter results will be in-line with expectations, with the exception of the Greater China region. Revenue growth in the third quarter was particularly strong in South Asia/Pacific, where our first introduction of ageLOC Youth drove more than 20% growth in that region, or more than 40% on a constant-currency basis. Given the successful launch of ageLOC Youth in South Asia/Pacific, we look forward to the introduction of ageLOC Youth as well as ageLOC Me in most of our regions during the fourth quarter. We forecast year-over-year constant-currency revenue growth of between 7%-10% in the fourth quarter." ANALYST REACTION: Sentiment on the Street was cautious at midday. Research firm Stifel downgraded Nu Skin to Sell from Hold, citing the company's negative pre-announcement and its deteriorating trends in Greater China. Its price target for shares is $35. Another firm, Canaccord, noted that NuSkin pre-announced revenue numbers that were below guidance, which suggests softer trends in China and the long awaited sustainable turn in momentum has failed to materialize. The firm expects a new product cycle to help support the return to growth. Canaccord maintained its Hold rating and lowered its price target to $45 from $48 on NuSkin shares. PRICE ACTION: In midday trading, Nu Skin fell $12.13, or about 26%, to $34.45 on about six times its average daily trading volume. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the direct selling business include Herbalife (HLF), down 9.2%, Estee Lauder (EL), down fractionally, USANA Health Sciences (USNA) down 8.4%, Avon Products (AVP) up almost 8%, and Tupperware Brands (TUP), up 2.5%.
12:22 EDTHLFAckman's 'lots of new stuff' tease sinks Herbalife shares
Shares of Herbalife are moving lower after Bill Ackman of Pershing Square said yesterday at Bloomberg's Most Influential Summit that he has "lots of new stuff" on the company. Ackman continues to hold a large and high-profile short position in the name. The hedge fund manager told the Summit to "stay tuned" as he can't report the new information as this time. Investors reacted to the comments by pushing shares of the nutritional supplement retailer down 9%, or $5.05, to $53.23.
08:47 EDTHLFOptions expected to be active
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05:20 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; HLF FEYE
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Herbalife (HLF) 71, FireEye (FEYE) 67 according to iVolatility.
October 1, 2015
05:30 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; P HLF
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