NEW YORK, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Herbalife Ltd. ("Herbalife" or the "Company")(NYSE: HLF) Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at email@example.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.
The investigation concerns whether Herbalife and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Herbalife disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") form 8-K filing, that on March 1, 2016 the Company identified errant information regarding the Company's new "Active New Member" metric that was provided on certain of the Company's 2015 earnings calls. The Company began tracking this non-financial metric in 2015 in connection with certain marketing plan changes and discussed it for the first time on its second quarter 2015 earnings call. However, database scripting errors led to both (i) the errant inclusion of additional categories of data in calculating the metric for parts of 2015 which were not included in the 2014 and prior period calculations and (ii) quarterly aggregation issues which created variances from period-to-period depending on when the greatest level of activity occurred during the relevant period.
On this news, shares of Herbalife fell $6.58 per share to more than 11.68% in pre-market trading to a price of $49.80 on March 3, 2016..
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