Herbalife (HLF) Becomes 'Best Idea for 2013' at One Firm Amid Ackman Bashing

January 2, 2013 2:59 PM EST
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Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) is lower Wednesday afternoon amid positive comments out of D.A. Davidson earlier.

D.A. Davidson said Herbalife was its best idea for 2013. The firm has a price target of $72 on the stock and long-term price target of $120.

Catalysts for upside include a potential bid or takeover of a peer. With foreign exchange less of a drag on the stock, D.A. Davidson sees growth accelerating this year with China playing a more important role in growth.

Comments come following Pershing Square's Bill Ackman saying Herbalife was basically worthless and a Ponzi scheme. Herbalife will be holding an investor and analyst meeting on January 10th.

Shares are down 2.5 percent on the session.

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Shares of Herbalife closed at $32.94 yesterday.

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