Herbalife Case Study

This case study outlines Herbalife, Bill Ackman's accusation of the company's "pyramid scheme", his $1 billion dollars worth of short positions against it, & Ackman's rivals' responses.

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    What Is A Pyramid Scheme?

    A pyramid scheme is a fraudulent investing plan that has unfortunately cost many people worldwide their hard-earned savings. The concept behind the pyramid scheme is simple and should be easy to identify; however, it is often presented to potential investors in a disguised or slightly altered form.

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    Bill Ackman's "Facts About Herbalife"

    A complete copy of the presentation and webcast presented by Bill Ackman, Founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital, at the Sohn Conference Special Event.

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    In The Last Year, Bill Ackman Has Lost Hundreds Of Millions As Herbalife Shares Skyrocketed [TIMELINE]

    This week marks the one year anniversary of when hedge fund manager Bill Ackman publicly declared that he's shorting Herbalife, a multi-level marketing company that sells nutritional supplements and weightloss shakes. In late December 2012, Ackman, who runs Pershing Square Capital, gave a 342-slide presentation detailing why he believes Herbalife is a "pyramid scheme" that targets lower income individuals, particularly from the Hispanic population.

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    Billionaire Showdown: Bill Ackman vs. Carl Icahn (FULL INTERVIEW)

    This took place during the afternoon live on CNBC, January 25th 2013. You decide who makes the better argument and leave your thoughts in the comments! Investary Website -- http://www.investary.org Investary Group -- http://www.investarygroup.com Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/investary Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/investary Questions, comments, feedback? Leave it in the comments section.

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    Herbalife increases share buyback 50%

    Herbalife is rewarding shareholders after new auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers gave the nutrition company a clean bill of health, clearing the way for additional loans to fund stock repurchasing. Above, the company's offices in Torrance. (Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg / ) Herbalife Ltd. boosted its share buyback 50% to $1.5 billion and announced a $1-billion sale of convertible bonds.

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    Is Herbalife A Pyramid Scheme Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman says so !

    Please SUBSCRIBE for the Best Music and Breaking NEWS !! Is Herbalife A Pyramid Scheme ? Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman says so ! Hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman is short the nutritional-supplement seller Herbalife, according to someone familiar with the matter, and has told people he considers the business to be little more than a "pyramid scheme."

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    What is Herbalife?

    Herbalife is a global nutrition and weight management company. Our products are sold exclusively by nearly 2.3 million independent Distributors around the world.

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    Herbalife Ltd.

    View the basic HLF stock chart on Yahoo! Finance. Change the date range, chart type and compare Herbalife Ltd. Common Stock against other companies.

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    The Office - Pyramid Scheme

    Michael involves his employees in a pyramid scheme.

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    Who is Bill Ackman?

    William Ackman on Forbes - #1175 Billionaires

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    KPMG resigns as Herbalife auditor after insider trading

    KPMG resigned as the auditor of Herbalife Ltd after one of its senior partners engaged in insider trading in Herbalife stock, the nutritional products company said on Tuesday. Herbalife said in a statement that KPMG's resignation had nothing to do with its accounting practices or the integrity of its management - issues called into question by the high-stakes drama between hedge fund titans Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn over the company.

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    Herbalife stock spikes as Soros said to be betting big

    The hedge fund battle over Herbalife intensified on Wednesday, with George Soros taking a large long position in the nutritional supplements maker, according to sources. Soros' position in Herbalife is now one of his top three holdings, these sources added. The hedge fund manager had no comment on the position.

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    Stiritz Sides with Icahn

    Ever since William Stiritz took a big stake in Herbalife, the veteran consumer packaged goods CEO has held out that his investment in the seller of diet shakes was personal and unrelated to his day job, which is running cereals company Post Holdings. But on Monday Stiritz's two interests seemed [...]

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    CARL ICAHN: I Have Made $500 Million On My Herbalife Position

    If you thought Carl Icahn "liked" Bill Ackman a couple weeks ago when he told CNBC's Scott Wapner that betting against him on Herbalife made him $250 million, well now he must really, really like him.Icahn was on Fox Business Network via the phone moments ago telling anchor Liz Claman that he has made $500 million on his Herbalife long position.

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    Ackman Takes Ax To Herbalife, Company Says It Is 'Not An Illegal Pyramid Scheme'

    "We are short shares of Herbalife." With that, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman began a blistering three-hour assault on the nutritional supplement company, concluding the company is nothing more than a pyramid scheme that recruits unwitting "distributors" with the promise they can achieve the lofty incomes only reached by a miniscule subset of those involved in the business.

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    Dan Loeb On Trumping Bill Ackman In Herbalife: It Wasn't Personal, There Was No Pump And Dump

    In a rare interview, hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb spoke about his controversial Herbalife trade, where he seemingly ganged up with Carl Icahn to go against Bill Ackman. Loeb, who's recently been the target of a high profile story in Vanity Fair implying the trade, in which Ackman took a beating, was personal, tried to tone it down, noting he "absolutely" doesn't like it when activism gets nasty.

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