GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $4.02, but opened at $4.11. GNC shares last traded at $4.15, with a volume of 4257977 shares changing hands.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on GNC shares. ValuEngine raised GNC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised GNC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on GNC from $7.00 to $6.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. GNC has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.77.

The firm has a market cap of $347.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.98 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -8.01, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 2.83.

GNC (NYSE:GNC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The specialty retailer reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25. The firm had revenue of $557.74 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $568.80 million. GNC had a negative return on equity of 120.93% and a negative net margin of 6.07%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.07 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that GNC Holdings Inc will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GNC. Koch Industries Inc. bought a new stake in GNC during the fourth quarter worth $104,000. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in GNC by 16.8% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 31,822 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $268,000 after buying an additional 4,587 shares in the last quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp bought a new stake in GNC during the fourth quarter worth $126,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in GNC during the fourth quarter worth $126,000. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC bought a new stake in GNC during the third quarter worth $311,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.95% of the company’s stock.

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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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