Here is a screenshot of the page from the Better Business Bureau on Herbalife:
Yes, that is an A+ rating.
The alert is for pending government investigations (something that has been in the press lately).
The text is as follows:
A BBB Accredited Business since 04/19/1990
BBB has determined that Herbalife International of America, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.
BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.
Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that raised Herbalife International of America, Inc.'s rating include:
Length of time business has been operating.
Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
Response to 8 complaint(s) filed against business.
Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
- See more at: http://www.bbb.org/sanjose/business-reviews/multi-level-selling-companies/herbalife-international-of-america-in-los-angeles-ca-20585#sthash.yOlIBr6k.dpuf
I have seldom seen a position where the New York intelligentsia and the facts on the ground disagree so strongly.
The content contained in this blog represents the opinions of Mr. Hempton. Mr. Hempton may hold either long or short positions in securities of various companies discussed in the blog based upon Mr. Hempton's recommendations. The commentary in this blog in no way constitutes a solicitation of business or investment advice. In fact, it should not be relied upon in making investment decisions, ever. It is intended solely for the entertainment of the reader, and the author. In particular this blog is not directed for investment purposes at US Persons.