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December 26, 2012
10:13 EDTNTRI, MED, WTW, HLFMedifast tumbles after acting CFO resigns
Shares of Medifast (MED), which distributes and sells health and diet products, are retreating after the company announced that its acting CFO Edward Powers had resigned, effective no later than January 4. Powers became acting CFO on November 13 and is also the company's principal accounting officer. Medifast competes with Herbalife (HLF), which has come under fire recently from billionaire fund manager Bill Ackman. According to Ackman, Herbalife is operating a pyramid scheme that will eventually collapse. Ackman is shorting Herbalife's stock. Other companies that compete with Medifast are Weight Watchers (WTW) and NutriSystem (NTRI). In early trading, Medifast slumped $3.47, or 11.82%, to $25.89, while Herbalife advanced $1.08, or 4.14%, to $27.14 after the Wall Street Journal reported earlier that it has hired a law firm to help it fight back against Ackman.
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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 23, 2015
10:00 EDTNTRIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: ARRIS (ARRS) initiated with a Buy at Drexel Hamilton... AVG Technologies (AVG) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Aaron's (AAN) initiated with a Hold at Cantor... Aimco (AIV) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... American Campus (ACC) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... Antero Midstream (AM) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... CommScope (COMM) initiated with a Buy at Drexel Hamilton... Digirad Corp (DRAD) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Dominion Midstream (DM) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... Education Realty (EDR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Enterprise Products (EPD) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... Essex Property Trust (ESS) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... Extra Space Storage (EXR) initiated with an Outperform at Baird... Harmonic (HLIT) initiated with a Hold at Drexel Hamilton... Imprimis (IMMY) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... National Retail Properties (NNN) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson... Nutrisystem (NTRI) initiated with a Buy at Lake Street... PLC Systems Inc (PLC) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... PayPal (PYPL) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Preferred Apartment (APTS) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Public Storage (PSA) initiated with a Neutral at Baird... Realty Income (O) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson... RingCentral (RNG) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... SeaChange (SEAC) initiated with a Hold at Drexel Hamilton... Sovran Self Storage (SSS) initiated with an Outperform at Baird... Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... U-Store It Trust (YSI) initiated with an Outperform at Baird... Whitestone REIT (WSR) initiated with an Outperform at Baird... eBay (EBAY) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
08:54 EDTNTRINutrisystem initiated with a Buy at Lake Street
Lake Street Capital Markets analyst Chris Krueger started shares of Nutrisystem with a Buy rating and $35 price target. The company is in the early stages of a turnaround while the growing obesity epidemic creates opportunity for significant market share gains, Krueger tells investors.
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 EDTHLFOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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July 20, 2015
16:40 EDTHLFHerbalife initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT
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July 15, 2015
06:03 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; P HLF
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