Herbalife Gets Another Ackman-Related Boost

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CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) and Energy XXI Ltd. (NASDAQ:EXXI) made big gains this Wednesday. Altisource Portfolio Solutions (NASDAQ:ASPS), Celladon Corporation (NASDAQ:CLDN) and Vectrus Inc. (NYSE:VEC).

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Herbalife Climbs


CHC Group Ltd. rallied +14.16% today, ending the day priced at $1.29 – a far cry from its 52-week high of $9.31. The stock, a Farallon Capital pick, is down -60.25% year-to-date.

Herbalife surged +12.58% today, putting its five-day gain at +18.57%. The stock has been on the up-and-up lately, thanks in large part to reports that HLF short-seller Bill Ackman is under fire from the FBI. And today, Herbalife won the dismissal of a lawsuit by a shareholder claiming he lost money after Ackman accused the company of being a pyramid scheme. Billionaires Carl Icahn and George Soros are enjoying the benefits of HLF’s climb.

Energy XXI Ltd. hit market close with a gain of +11.93%. It’s up +12.27% for the year – good news for billionaire shareholders Leon Cooperman and George Soros.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions Continues 2015 Plunge

Altisource Portfolio Solutions tumbled -8.46% today. The stock hit a new 52-week low on Monday and has struggled significantly in 2015, its price having fallen -59.01% year-to-date. As of his most recent 13F filing, Leon Cooperman has 2.26 million ASPS shares.

Celladon Corporation dipped -6.85%, ending the day priced at $23.26. The biotech company is still up +46.84% over the past year and +19.1% YTD. It hit a new 52-week high earlier this week, though it is also worth noting that short interest in the stock is also on the rise. CLDN is a Farallon Capital holding.

Vectrus Inc. fell -6.68% and is down -16.09% over the past five days. The billionaire taking a hit on this one is Julian Robertson.

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