Posts by Douglas_Lane

Public Direct Sellers: Q1 Momentum Continues

The six publicly traded direct selling companies we follow, whose stocks are listed in the U.S., Herbalife (HLF), Medifast (MED), Nu Skin (NUS), Tupperware (TUP), USANA (USNA) and London-based Avon Products (AVP), began 2018 in much the same fashion as how they exited 2017. On balance, trends continue favorable. In aggregate, on an equal weighted…

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Public Direct Sellers End 2017 on a Strong Note

Douglas M. Lane, CFA, is a securities analyst with more than 20 years of experience covering companies that employ the direct selling business model. He leads a boutique equity research firm, Lane Research, focusing on those companies. His website is www.laneres.com, and he can be reached at doug@laneres.com. The six publicly traded direct selling companies…

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The Winds of Change

Last year saw some heightened regulatory scrutiny of MLM firms, particularly for Herbalife and privately held Vemma, both of which saw investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, and ultimate settlements.

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