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 highest price target was 120, implying a possible profit of 76.21 percent. The minimum price target given was 67, implying potential capital losses of -1.62 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.44 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 3.25 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HLF to grow at a rate of 54.13 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HLF is 0.44.

HLF has a 52-week high of 74.49 and a 52-week low of 47.62. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 43.01 percent, and below the high by 8.58 percent. HLF has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.