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Ackman questions Herbalife's income growth

Bill Ackman, chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Group LLC
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Bill Ackman, chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Group LLC

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Tuesday questioned the strength of Herbalife's earnings, saying income growth was weak.

Ackman has been pursuing an aggressive bet against the nutritional supplements maker, staking huge sums of money on his belief that the company's shares would fall. But the stock has roughly doubled this year alone.

On Monday Herbalife beat estimates for the 18th quarter running and raised estimates for the year.

Ackman, in a statement, said he had a number of questions for the company, among them the impact of price increases and the rate at which distributors were leaving the company.

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