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October 22, 2013
13:39 EDTHLF, AVP, NUSNu Skin hits 52-week high after results, guidance top estimates
Shares of global direct selling company Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) hit a new 52-week high after beating third quarter estimates and raising its full year guidance. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Nu Skin reported Q3 EPS of $1.80 and revenue of $927.6M against analystsí consensus views of $1.41 and $798.2M. The company forecast Q4 EPS of $1.85-$1.90, and revenue of $1.02B-$1.05B. Analystsí consensus estimates were $1.63 and $899.1M, respectively. The company raised it fiscal 2013 guidance for both sales and profit. Nu Skin now expects to generate revenue of $3.18B-$3.21B this fiscal year, which is up from its prior view of $2.91B-$2.95B. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On the company's earnings conference call, CEO Truman Hunt previewed that on Thursday, at the company's global sales convention, Nu Skin will initiate a new long-term sales goal. The company will challenge its sales force to grow sales to $10B per year by 2020, according to Hunt, which compares to its prior $5 billion a year sales goal. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, Nu Skin rose 5.3% to $108.14. Earlier in the session the stock made a fresh 52-week high of $119.46 and the stock is up nearly 200% year to date given today's advance. OTHERS TO WATCH: Others in the direct selling space include Herbalife (HLF), Avon Products (AVP) and Amway.
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10:50 EDTHLFHerbalife salesman calls admits company 'deception' in video, NY Post reports
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10:45 EDTHLFAckman says Herbalife 'implosion' a likely 2015 event
Pershing Square's Bill Ackman is speaking on Bloomberg TV.
10:45 EDTHLFAckman says Icahn 'stuck holder' of Herbalife due to board position
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10:44 EDTHLFAckman says Herbalife about 7% position in fund
Pershing Square's Bill Ackman is speaking on Bloomberg TV.
10:43 EDTHLFAckman says government 'closer' to intervening in Herbalife
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10:42 EDTHLFAckman says continues to believe Herbalife shares worth zero
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10:42 EDTHLFAckman says Herbalife Q4 results will be worse than Q3
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10:41 EDTHLFAckman says Herbalife business deteriorating
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10:19 EDTHLFHerbalife January and February volatility elevated, shares near 18-month low
Herbalife December call option implied volatility is at 54, January is at 71, February is at 86; compared to its 26-week average of 61 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
December 16, 2014
06:03 EDTHLFHerbalife insider trading case dismissed by SEC, NY Post reports
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December 12, 2014
08:51 EDTNUSNu Skin sees FY15 EPS $3.80-$4.00, consensus $4.15
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December 11, 2014
09:35 EDTHLFHerbalife says product claims have 'strict rules and guidelines'
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09:34 EDTHLFVideo entitled 'Harmful Promises' posted to Ackman's Herbalife website
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07:49 EDTAVPThe New York Times to hold a conference
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December 10, 2014
06:28 EDTNUSCiti 'incrementally more positive' on Nu Skin after China trip
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December 8, 2014
15:49 EDTNUSNu Skin to host investor day
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14:31 EDTNUSNu Skin December volatility elevated into investor day
Nu Skin December weekly call option implied volatility is at 84, December is at 56, January is at 50, March is at 52; compared to its 26-week average of 48 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into company hosted investor day on December 12.
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