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A global network marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement and personal care products.
BRITAN had not listed this stock because they thought it was a pyramid scheme . It was tested in the British courts and found not to be a scheme but a viable product and is now listed on the FTSE increasing the demand to buy the stock. Today is a pull-back and a great opportunity to buy.
I honestly don't understand how anyone doesn't think this is a pyramid scheme.
Stepping in front of story stock trains has been some of my toughest calls in CAPS. Even though I personally can't stand the MLM business model and feel they're all pyramid schemes hiding behind obtuse legal definitions I cashed in my first HLF red thumb after a modest gain afraid that the FTC and other regulators will ultimately keep their eyes blind to the fact that no one buys HLF's products except dupes looking to get rich quick on the "business opportunity". Self consumption is horse manure but whether regulators care is the binary question to the bull vs. bear case for HLF. An S.A. article pointing out that a judge in a court case has allowed a case to proceed that is based on a challenge to the companies self consumption argument and that the SEC has offered a new definition of pyramid scheme excluding self consumption from legitimate retail sales gives me reason to re-up my red thumb.
Legal risks still there long-term.Ackman now in OTC options, won't give up crusade:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-03/pershing-s-ackman-moves-to-soften-risk-on-herbalife-pyramid-bet.html
It may take Ackman years to turn out right.
This company is aggressively purchasing its own shares. Although I am not too happy about the fight between some notable investors.
Multi-level marketing is not a legitmate, economically viable business strategy for the long-term. Herbalife and other companies like it will all hit $0 at some point when people realize it's a scam.
What can I say? I enjoy watching billionaires have temper tantrums. Think of this stock like a version of a Wall Street soap opera. A Thurston Howell III cage match, if you will.
In Rio De Janiero I used to go to a weekly corner store where a bunch of old ladies would have their daily herbalife drinks ($2.50 for 3) and chat about their days. Pyramid scheme? Maybe. They all the ladies bought it, and many of them also sold Herbalife. Why is that a bad thing? It was a delicious drink that was also high in nutrients. I don't know why people hate on this stock without ever trying it or being involved with its model of business.
Trading at 11.5x 2014 consensus estimates and projected to grow earnings 13.5% in '14 = still undervalued. Target $72.80 + 12%
Looking for a technical correction off these levels. Won't comment about the company in particular.
nurritation is the trend of the next 100 years!!!Its up now for 5 years, where every man has to perform, to win a chic
Icahn is wrong on this one. MLM is fundamentally a bad business model.
clearly is not a pyramid
Herbalife have always been the future in health to the people.
Illegal pyramid scheme or not, they only make 20% of their revenues from the US.
Direct selling is now a major channel for the sale of cosumer goods, rivaling retail stores. Worldwide, it is over $120 billion. HLF now has a consistent history of success and growth in this market. There is no reason to think it will falter. The recent attack was a phony attempt at manipulation. When the cloud lifts, the stock will soar.
I gave this one the red thumb on Investor Beat today. Too much drama for a model and business that are ultimately questionable at best. Pass.
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