Analyst Ratings for Herbalife Ltd. (HLF)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Hold has been given to Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, HLF was issued an average rating of Hold.

1 analysts declared HLF a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for HLF by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 120, implying a possible profit of 76.21 percent. The lowest price target was 67, which equates to a potential downside of -1.62 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.44 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 3.25 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.11 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 14.59 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

HLF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 54.13 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of HLF is 0.44.

HLF has traded between a high of 74.49 and a low of 47.62 over the past year. Today's price is 43.01 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.58 percent lower than its 52-week high. HLF has a P/E ratio of 23.72. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HLF value stock report compares HLF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.46 billion. HLF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.