Icahn raises stake in Herbalife

Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Herbalife Ltd to 23.1 percent as of Nov. 3, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday. Icahn had reported a 20.78 percent stake in the company in August. (http://bit.ly/2fjU7ve) Herbalife said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Michael Johnson would step down next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Richard Goudis, a choice Icahn said he fully supported. Herbalife's shares were up just over 1 percent in extended trading. (Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)