DA Davidson does an about-face on Herbalife (HLF -1.3%) this morning, upgrading the shares to...


DA Davidson does an about-face on Herbalife (HLF -1.3%) this morning, upgrading the shares to Buy once again after the company made assurances that they didn't see any risk of a delisting notice from the NYSE, nor do they believe they're in violation of their loan covenants. Davidson had cut the stock to it to Neutral earlier in the week due to uncertainty over the the news of KPMG resigning as its auditor and its impact on the company's NYSE listing.
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  • Matt Stewart
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    Tim Ramey wouldn't know an independent opinion if it hit him over the head with a baseball bat...obviously D.A. Davidon gets banking fees from HLF. Opinion is therefore meaningless.
    12 Apr 2013, 10:55 AM Reply Like
  • G. Hudson
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    Matt- Like your opinion has any value either- you have written so much garbage no one even listens to you anymore if they ever did.
    12 Apr 2013, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • Viaticus
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    Matt's opinions are more valid than the people who obfuscate the fact that HLF is a bad investment. It gives the impression that this media is being monitored by employees of the company in question. Interesting enough, these are the same tactics used by cults like the Church of Scientology. And in a similar fashion the nutritional value must have been written by a science fiction writer.
    12 Apr 2013, 11:42 AM Reply Like
  • Mr toolman
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    Viaticus, I'm a little confused. Maybe you can help me figure your comment out. I an HLF long or distributor comments, they are members of a cult, but when you shorts do it you are looking out for the interests of society at large? Lets get honest with each other, you are as much of a cult as those you accuse.
    15 Apr 2013, 10:59 PM Reply Like
  • Viaticus
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    Mr. Toolman, I am neither short nor long on Herbalife. This page is meant to inform investors as to what is happening with given risk and opportunities. As a husband, I have seen my wife fall prey to these MLM shemes. They are a scam and under the law should not be permitted to continue abusing the unsophisticated at finance. From an investment perspective, HLF is a bad investment and is destined to be uncovered as both predatory and illegal. Just ask yourself, how a company that sells nutritional supplements can have one of the highest paid executives from a publically traded company? We can not block the sun with one finger.
    16 Apr 2013, 05:50 PM Reply Like
  • Mr toolman
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    Viaticus, Sorry about your wifes mis-adventures with MLMs, but I totally disagree with you about this being a scam and us being in a cult. Most of our organization,s distributors were customers first. They see how hard we work and the hours we keep. Those that are doing the business by emphasizing daily consumption paint very realistic pictures of what it takes to start the business. For anyone wanting to start up a store front nutrition club, we state that they will need anywhere from $5000 to $10,000 start up for build out, depending on city code requirements.

     

    As far as executive compensation, I have been in various industries throughout my 30+ year career in engineering and middle management. Most CEOs compensation has little to do with company performance. So singling out Mr. Johnson's package is a little disengenuous. Most CEOs pay is largely determined by the value of stock options. You can see that Mr. Johnson's pay was down last year, reflecting unrealized stock option value at 2012 prices.
    20 Apr 2013, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    Mr. Ramey must be highly evolved spiritually in order to be able to see through all of the bunk and make a BUY call on HLF.

     

    I'm going to ask my wife to conjure up a white knight to put us out of our misery.
    12 Apr 2013, 12:04 PM Reply Like
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