Note to Readers
Herbalife’s (HLF) current Self-Tender expires at close of business on September 19, 2017. The conclusions in this article assume the result of the Self-Tender will be that the company purchases 8.8 mm shares at $68/share ($600 mm). Depending on the actual results, the conclusions of this article might be reinforced or weakened.
Some or all of what follows will be Investing 101 for most readers of this article but will be useful to all to help understand the currently evolving short-squeeze in HLF stock.
Authorized Shares The maximum number of shares a company can issue. This number is specified initially in the company’s charter, but it can be changed with shareholder approval. Generally, a much greater number of shares are authorized than are outstanding, to give the company flexibility to issue more stock as needed.
Shares Outstanding All shares currently held by all shareholders.
Treasury Shares In HLFs case, shares that are acquired by the company, retired into Treasury and no longer count in any calculation involving shares outstanding.
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