The $HLF story continues with Hedge Fund manager Bill Ackman asking Herbalife another host of questions, 284 in all, relating to its "business". I can only imagine what it must have been like to be this guys teacher in middle school. (I have added the document below)
In my opinion $HLF remains a great option trade, and while it will have its bursts to the upside, the stock still is trending lower, no matter how many hedge funds and investor personalities decide the stock should be higher. It seems someone pops their head out every week to try and squeeze the shorts out of $HLF and yet it continues to decline in price.
Considering the company is buying back $1 billion in stock, Carl Icahn is trying to institute a 'mother of all short squeezes', and numerous hedge funds, analysts, have come out saying the stock is undervalued and has great upside potential, I am rather curious why this stock hasn't rocketed over$50 yet? Ackman already has his 20 million short, I doubt he's shorting any more shares, the question remains with such bullish chatter, who is selling?
One of the highlights of Ackmans 284 questions is when he states that CEO Michael Johnson compared Herbalifes business model to the Girl Scouts and asked the following questions:
When Girl Scouts sell cookies, do eleven levels of “upline” Girl Scouts receive sales commissions?