Another hedge fund goes long Herbalife

Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:08 AM ET
Perry Capital takes long position in Herbalife
Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:49 AM ET
CNBC's Scott Wapner says the hedge fund has added to its position over the past six weeks. According to sources the firm believes the stock is cheap and not a "pyramid scheme," reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

Shares of Herbalife are spiking on news another hedge fund has taken a long position in the nutritional supplement marketer.

Perry Capital has taken a new long position in Herbalife over the past six weeks, according to sources.

The position is said to be under 5 percent.

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In light of revelations that Herbalife is receiving new scrutiny over quality control issues, the "Fast Money" traders weigh in on the stock.

According to sources, Perry Capital believes the stock is cheap and the company is not the pyramid scheme Bill Ackman has said it is.

What's the stock doing now? (Click here for the latest quote)

Perry joins other big investors like Carl Icahn and George Soros in making long bets on the company.

(Read more: Ackman goes to SEC in latest chapter of Herbalife saga)

Ackman, meanwhile, has taken a $1 billion short position in Herbalife.

The stock has increased about 75 percent since Ackman's Dec. 20, 2012, presentation in which he called the company a pyramid scheme—an accusation Herbalife has vehemently denied.

(Read more: Ackman to CNBC: I haven't covered Herbalife short)

—Reporting by CNBC's Scott Wapner.

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