Sunday, 29 March 2015
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Jul 29 2014 | 9:23am ET
Pershing Square Capital Management’s William Ackman couldn’t put a dent in Herbalife’s share price, but the end of the company’s earnings streak did.
Herbalife said yesterday that it missed analysts’ estimates for the first time in 21 quarters, or since the fourth quarter of 2008. That sent shares—which rallied 25% following Ackman’s anti-Herbalife presentation last week—down 10%.
Ackman accuses Herbalife of being a pyramid scheme, but the company’s shares have risen 80% since he announced his $1 billion short in December 2012. Herbalife shares are down 14% this year after the after-hours decline.
The Los Angeles-based company still faces several government investigations. It recently hired Alan Hoffman, the former chief of staff to Vice President Joseph Biden, to handle its regulatory affairs. Hoffman, who most recently led PepsiCo’s lobbying effort, is the former boss of Federal Trade Commission member Terrell McSweeney. The FTC is among the agencies probing Herbalife.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…