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February 4, 2014
10:22 EDTHLF, NUS, USNANu Skin retreats despite stronger than expected pre-announcement
Shares of multi-level-marketing company Nu Skin (NUS) are falling, even though the company pre-announced stronger than expected fourth quarter results. WHAT'S NEW: Nu Skin estimated that its fourth quarter earnings per share would be $2-$2.02, versus analysts' consensus estimate of $1.91. The company estimated that its fourth quarter revenue would be $1.08 billion, which is slightly above expectations. Nu Skin stated that it was rescheduling its full earnings release and conference call until later this month, due to the company's ongoing review of its business in China and its desire to provide the most informed guidance possible. Nu Skin launched the review of its China business last month after Chinese regulators began probing the company. The Chinese government began an investigation into allegations, first raised by a Chinese newspaper, that Nu Skin operates an illegal pyramid scheme in the country. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Herbalife (HLF), like Nu Skin, also distributes personal care and nutritional products and operates in China. A Chinese media report last August suggested that Herbalife may be violating Chinese laws against pyramid schemes, The New York Post reported last month, adding that the government had not said that it was investigating Herbalife. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Nu Skin dropped over 3% to $80.02 and Herbalife sank 2.7% to $67.14. A third company in the sector, USANA Health Sciences (USNA), was fractionally lower at $57.51.
News For NUS;HLF;USNA From The Last 14 Days
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March 24, 2015
07:07 EDTHLFHerbalife plans PR campaign to hit back at Ackman, CNBC reports
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March 23, 2015
12:41 EDTUSNAUSANA management to meet with Sidoti
Meetings to be held in the South on March 24 and in Chicago on March 25 hosted by Sidoti.
11:26 EDTHLFHerbalife rallies, retraces, levels to watch
The shares hit an intraday high at $48.55 and have since turned lower. At the last price of $46.04, support is at $45.11 and then at $44.11, a prior pivot high. Resistance is at $46.24.
10:53 EDTHLFHerbalife continues recent strength with 10% jump
Shares of multi-level marketing company Herbalife (HLF) were up about 10% in morning trading after being up as much as 15% to $48.55 earlier this morning. On March 16, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted Herbalife its motion to dismiss a class action complaint brought on behalf of shareholders who allege that the company and its executives violated federal securities laws by misrepresenting the "nature, scope and legality" of the company's business and operations. On March 20, Pershing Square, which noted that Bill Ackman and the firm were not parties to the Awad case decided the prior week, said the court’s decision "did not address in any way whether Herbalife is an illegal pyramid scheme, nor did the Court exonerate or bless Herbalife’s business practices." Since March 16, Herbalife shares are up about 29%.
10:14 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility elevated on sharp rally
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March 20, 2015
15:45 EDTHLFHerbalife breaks above top of recent range, levels to watch
Shares have broken out of the top of the recent trading range at $40. This is bullish price behavior. At the current price of $40.79 next resistance is at $42. Support is at $40. It would be bearish for price if the stock resumes trading below the $40 area.
15:38 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility stays elevated on sharp rally
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13:50 EDTHLFPershing Square corrects inaccurate press reports regarding Herbalife
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March 19, 2015
11:02 EDTHLFOptions with increasing implied volatility
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March 18, 2015
13:49 EDTHLFHerbalife says 'confident in strong fundamentals of business model'
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09:23 EDTHLFOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:02 EDTHLFHerbalife wins dismissal of class action 'pyramid scheme' lawsuit
On March 16, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted Herbalife its motion to dismiss a class action complaint brought on behalf of shareholders who allege that the company and its executives violated federal securities laws by misrepresenting the "nature, scope and legality" of the company's business and operations. According to the plaintiffs, Herbalife and its executives, including CEO Michael Johnson, misrepresented Herbalife as a legitimate multi-level marketing company when it "is actually an illegal pyramid scheme." The court concluded that the suit's plaintiffs have not adequately pled loss causation, meaning that the court need not consider Herbalife’s alternative arguments, according to a court filing. Shares of Herbalife are up 3% in pre-market trading after the court dismissal was widely reported by Bloomberg last night.
07:13 EDTHLFHerbalife complaint letter signer subpoenaed, Hartford Courant reports
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06:25 EDTNUSCiti calls Nu Skin its 'pot of gold on St. Patrick’s Day'
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