Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF): Analysis on the Earning Per Share

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Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of 0.41% or $0.18 shares. The trading starts at $44.09 and closed at $44.19 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $43.83 and day high was $44.72 on Thursday, June 18. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 0.47 million while its average volume is 1.75M. In other hand, the HLF market cap reached to $6.24B.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 7.80% and up 2.59% for month. Its quarterly performance was 51.74% above, while its half year performance is down -3.42%. HLF yearly performance stood at positive 4.06% and fall -6.92% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. is 1.70.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. HLF EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 1.85. EPS for this year is 10.70%, while for the next year its value is 3.42. Its EPS Q/Q reached -50.90%. It has an EPS of 5.30% up for past five years and for the next five years will be down -0.50%.

Icahn, Carl, C., Capital Research Global Investors and Deccan Value Investors L.P. are the top three holders in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Icahn, Carl, C. has 35.23 million shares which valued 1.03 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Capital Research Global Investors owned 18.54 million shares which valued at 540.58 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Deccan Value Investors L.P. has a total of 12.59 million shares which valued at 367.25 million. In the end, Deccan Value Investors L.P. have 8.52% shares outstanding of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 1.30% and institutional holding shifted to 86.20%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 1.85. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 3 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.75, while 0.7 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for HLF published in the report was 0.7-0.83 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.7 which is lower than 0.83 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for HLF rise 12.08% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 14.56% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 1.11%. The moving average value for Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) is 38.91 and 41.46 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in HLF stock. On May 15, Tartol John, Director, sold 25,000 trading shares at the cost of $39.06, which valued at 0.98 million.