A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Herbalife Ltd. (Symbol: HLF) is the #75 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must have repurchased at least 5% of its outstanding shares over the trailing twelve month period. In forming the rank, the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the list of stocks with strong buyback activity was ranked according to those averages.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HLF makes up 2.88% of the First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FXG) which is trading lower by about 0.2% on the day Thursday.
HLF operates in the Consumer Goods sector, among companies like Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) which is up about 0.6% today, and Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) trading lower by about 0.4%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of HLF, versus PG and CL.