Carl Icahn Buys $100 Million Worth of Herbalife (HLF) ~ market folly

Friday, November 4, 2016

Carl Icahn Buys $100 Million Worth of Herbalife (HLF)

Activist investor Carl Icahn has filed a 13D and Form 4 with the SEC regarding his investment in Herbalife (HLF).  Per the filing, Icahn now owns 23.05% of HLF with over 21.44 million shares.

The filing notes that on November 3rd specifically, Icahn bought over 1.83 million HLF shares at a price of $54.7, or over $100 million worth of stock.

For more on this investor, last month we highlighted that Icahn said companies are overvalued considering the risk premium.

Per Google Finance, Herbalife is "a global nutrition company. The Company develops and sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, as well as personal care products. The Company's segments include North America; Mexico; South & Central America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and China. The Company markets and sells over 140 products, encompassing approximately 5,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) globally. Its product categories include Weight Management; Targeted Nutrition; Energy, Sports and Fitness; Outer Nutrition, and Literature, Promotional and Other. The Company's representative products include Formula 1 Healthy Meal, Herbal Tea Concentrate, Protein Drink Mix, Personalized Protein Powder, Total Control, Prolessa Duo, Protein Bars, Aloe Concentrate, Niteworks, Garden 7 phytonutrient supplement, Best Defense for improved immune system, COQ10 Plus and Herbalife SKIN line."

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