GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $8.12.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on GNC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of GNC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine cut shares of GNC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Barclays reduced their target price on shares of GNC from $9.00 to $6.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 27th.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of GNC. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in GNC by 58.7% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 454,391 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,831,000 after purchasing an additional 168,082 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its position in GNC by 1.1% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 124,251 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,047,000 after purchasing an additional 1,315 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in GNC by 4.6% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 891,636 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,517,000 after purchasing an additional 39,378 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in GNC by 20.7% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 491,700 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,145,000 after purchasing an additional 84,300 shares during the period. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its position in GNC by 53.0% during the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 683,197 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,759,000 after purchasing an additional 236,793 shares during the period. 62.08% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of GNC (NYSE GNC) traded up $0.76 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $4.95. 37,551,839 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,388,726. The company has a market capitalization of $296.02, a PE ratio of -0.91 and a beta of 0.89. GNC has a 52 week low of $3.13 and a 52 week high of $10.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -55.95, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 2.44.

GNC (NYSE:GNC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The specialty retailer reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $557.74 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $568.80 million. GNC had a negative net margin of 15.11% and a negative return on equity of 133.37%. GNC’s quarterly revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.07 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that GNC will post 1.29 EPS for the current year.

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GNC Company Profile

GNC Holdings, Inc is a specialty retailer of health, wellness and performance products, which include protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink and other general merchandise. The Company’s operations consist of purchasing raw materials, formulating and manufacturing products and selling the finished products.

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