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An Academic Speaks, But For Whom?

2017-10-19 seekingalpha
It is not uncommon for legislation to carry a label that belies its true intent. It seems, however, less common to have an academic defend the approach. An article by Professor Coughlan claims that HR 3409 protects consumers from pyramid schemes while preserving the entrepreneurial “business opportunity” offered by multilevel marketing (MLM). However, even an academic messenger cannot offset the overwhelming evidence that House Bill 3409 will harm consumers and make it easier to perpetrate pyramid schemes that prey on working people. (20-0)

Icahn Enterprises - High Yield At A Premium To NAV, But Worth It

2017-10-18 seekingalpha
Imagine you are looking at a NASDAQ-listed company with a $20.2 billion top line, 10 different business segments, and $28.8 billion in assets. It generates $1.5 billion in Adjusted EBITDA and $1.3 billion of Net Income. It trades at a fairly low blended forward P/E multiple of 11.2x (versus the S&P average of 19.2x) and pays quarterly dividends at an annual rate of 10.82% (versus the S&P average dividend yield of 1. (230-0)

Sorting Sham From Scam, The Debate Over Shopify And Herbalife

2017-10-18 seekingalpha
The short-thesis presentation on Shopify by Andrew Left has led investors to compare Shopify with Herbalife, which was prosecuted by the FTC. (43-0)

Shopify Inc (US) (SHOP) Stock: Has Citron Uncovered the Numbers Scheme? | InvestorPlace

2017-10-17 investorplace
Shopify Inc (US) (NYSE:SHOP) shares have lost about 17% of their value since short-sellers Citron Research issued a scathing report that called it an affiliate marketing scam comparable to Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). SHOP stock had gained 141% year to date before the Oct. 4 report knocked that rally off the rails. (43-0)

Initiating Research Reports on Personal Products Equities -- Edgewell Personal Care, Energizer, Herbalife, and Spectrum Brands

2017-10-13 prnewswire
If you want a Stock Review on EPC, ENR, HLF, or SPB then come over to and sign up for your free customized report. Pre-market, observes Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE: EPC), Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR), Herbalife Ltd (NYSE: HLF), and Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPB). These companies operate in the Personal Products space, which comprises companies that manufacture and sell consumer products used in personal hygiene and for beautification, such as cosmetics. (41-0)

Shopify Inc (US) Stock News Is Dire, but So What?

2017-10-12 investorplace
Though the odds are good anyone reading this already knows it, on the off chance someone isn’t yet aware, shares of Shopify Inc (US) (NYSE:SHOP) are down nearly 20% since early October thanks to a so-called “bear attack” from a well-known short seller. That is, Citron Research has publicly called out the e-commerce company, labeling it a “get rich quick scheme” that would sooner or later draw scrutiny from the FTC and, valid or not, such Shopify stock news headlines are the last thing any owner of SHOP stock wants to see. (296-1)

Carl Icahn's Herbalife Ownership Increases Due To Company Buyback

2017-10-12 marketfolly
Activist investor Carl Icahn has filed an amended 13D regarding his position in Herbalife (HLF).  Per the filing, Icahn now owns 26.22% of the company.  This is up from his previous ownership stake of 24%, but it's not due to him buying more shares.  He still retains the same amount as he previously did: 22.87 million shares. Herbalife recently announced results from its self-tender offer to buy around $600 million of its own stock. (35-0)

Herbalife Buys 6.7 Million Shares Through Self-Tender Offer

2017-10-12 zacks
Herbalife Ltd (HLF - Free Report) recently announced the final results of its self-tender offer. The offer was carried out by way of a “modified Dutch auction” and expired on Oct 5, 2017. (42-0)

BRIEF-Carl Icahn reports 26.22 pct stake in Herbalife Ltd

2017-10-11 reuters
* Carl Icahn reports 26.22 percent stake in Herbalife Ltd ‍​as of October 11 - SEC filing (20-0)

Icahn Carl C - Current Holdings -

Icahn Carl C has disclosed 16 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Portfolio manager(s) are listed as Carl Icahn. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 19,553,579,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). Icahn Carl C's top holdings are Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ:IEP) , American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) , Herbalife Ltd. (95-1)

Ackman Says He Won't Compromise in Board Battle With ADP - Bloomberg

2017-10-09 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (247-1)

Herbalife Up 11% Post Self-Tender Offer Preliminary Results

2017-10-09 zacks
Herbalife Ltd (HLF - Free Report) recently announced the preliminary results of its self-tender offer, which was initiated on Aug 21, 2017 and expired on Oct 5. The Depositary for the tender offer, who carried out the preliminary count of the shares tendered, stated that the company has been able to acquire 6.7 million of its stock, at a price ranging between $60 and $68 in addition to a contingent value right (CVR) agreement against each share. (31-0)

Herbalife (HLF) Soars: Stock Adds 11.2% in Session

2017-10-09 zacks
Herbalife Ltd. (HLF - Free Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 11% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. The stock picked up sharply from the near-flat trend of $67.21 to $69.20 in the past one month time frame. (24-0) Start of Week News October 9th, 2017

2017-10-09 prnewswire
U.S. equities fell slightly on Friday after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the first monthly jobs loss in seven years. Yet the stock market continues to still post strong weekly gains as investors feel optimistic about a possible tax reform. The Dow Jones industrial average posted a gain of 1.62 percent last week, while the S&P 500 was up 1.19 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index also posted a weekly advance of 1. (161-0)

Why Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Stock Is Soaring Today

2017-10-07 investorplace
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) shares are skyrocketing on the news that the company continues to open more nutrition clubs. (20-0)

Herbalife soars on buyback, pressures investor Ackman's short

2017-10-06 reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd (HLF.N) shares jumped 11 percent on Friday to their highest level since 2014 after the company said it was buying back about 7 percent of its stock, a potential blow to activist investor Bill Ackman, who has bet against the dietary supplements seller. (20-0)

A Thorough Review Of The Shopify Short Narrative - And Where It Fails

2017-10-06 seekingalpha
Spotlight Top Pick Shopify (SHOP) stock has fallen nearly 20% in two days on the heels of toxic accusations from a well-known short seller, Andrew Left of Citron research. Rather than summarize Citron Research's short thesis, here it is, straight from Left's mouth in a seven-minute video: (407-2)

Left Is Kind of Right on Shopify Inc (US) (SHOP) Stock

2017-10-05 investorplace
Shopify Inc (US) (NYSE:SHOP) stock tumbled 11% on Wednesday and extended its losses on Thursday, after short seller Andrew Left of Citron Research took aim at the stock in a video and article released Wednesday morning. (147-1)

Market Bullishness Continues to Propel S&P 500, Dow Jones

2017-10-05 investorplace
U.S. equities held near the unchanged line on Wednesday as both the bears and the bulls seemed uninterested in engaging. The bulls are likely winded after an impressively powerful rally out of the mid-August lows. The bears, if there are any left, are probably shell-shocked. (185-0)

Shopify drops most ever as Citron shorts, calls it a scheme

2017-10-05 themalaymailonline
Canadian e-commerce company Shopify Inc logo is shown on a computer screen in the illustration photo in Encinitas, California May 3, 2016. — Reuters picOTTAWA, Oct 5 — Shopify Inc tumbled the most ever after Citron Research said it was shorting the stock and alleged that the Canadian e-commerce company’s rapid user growth was based off customers who would never become sustainable businesses. (207-0)

Shopify: A Response To Citron

2017-10-04 seekingalpha
Shopify is not a "get rich quick scheme." Shopify does not sell any products directly to the end consumer. The comparison to Herbalife is terrible. (43-0)

Herbalife: A Downgrade By Any Other Name

2017-10-04 seekingalpha
Despite claims to the contrary, Herbalife management do not appear to comprehend the gravity of their new FTC constraints. (20-0)

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Shopify Inc. - SHOP

2017-10-04 prnewswire
NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Shopify Inc.("Shopify" or the "Company") (NYSE:    SHOP).   Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980. (43-2)

Shopify shares slide after company called ‘get-rich-quick scheme’

2017-10-04 thestar
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Shopify Tumbles After Citron Calls the Company a ‘Get-Rich-Quick Scheme’ - Bloomberg

2017-10-04 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (207-0)

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