After Today’s Significant Increase, Is GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC)’s Near-Term Analysis Positive?

February 15, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.61 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold GNC Holdings, Inc. shares while 43 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 40.57 million shares or 8.68% less from 44.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Dimensional Fund Advisors L P has invested 0% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Susquehanna Llp reported 143,813 shares. Comerica Savings Bank, a Michigan-based fund reported 14,864 shares. Stoneridge Investment Partners Lc accumulated 0.04% or 30,037 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates Ltd Liability Co accumulated 850,288 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% or 62,204 shares in its portfolio. Northern Trust has invested 0% in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Virtu Fincl Lc holds 19,317 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) for 408,862 shares. 2,988 were accumulated by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Blue Ridge Lc, New York-based fund reported 2.41M shares. Raymond James Assoc holds 23,242 shares. Hsbc Public Limited Company has 0% invested in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). 532,155 are owned by Schwab Charles Inv. Nationwide Fund Advsr owns 64,311 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $599,070 activity.

The stock of GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 5.02% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $4.39. About 3.79 million shares traded. GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) has declined 70.69% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.39% the S&P500.
The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $366.86M company. It was reported on Feb, 15 by Barchart.com. We have $4.52 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:GNC worth $11.01M more.

GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. GNC Holdings had 25 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) on Friday, September 15 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral” on Friday, October 23. The stock of GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, November 2 with “Neutral”. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of GNC in report on Tuesday, December 13 to “Underweight” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 30 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 28 by Deutsche Bank. Goldman Sachs maintained GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) on Thursday, March 23 with “Sell” rating. On Tuesday, May 10 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Barclays Capital.

More notable recent GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “GNC Holdings, Inc. Provides Fourth Quarter 2017 Update” on January 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Breakingviews: GNC’s China Pill Could Prove Poisonous” published on February 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “GNC: Groundhog Day?” on January 23, 2018. More interesting news about GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “What’s in Store for GNC Holdings (GNC) This Earnings Season?” published on February 05, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “GNC +36% after strategic investment, sales report” with publication date: February 13, 2018.

GNC Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of health, wellness, and performance products. The company has market cap of $366.86 million. The Company’s products include protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink, and other general merchandise. It currently has negative earnings. The firm sells its products under the GNC proprietary brands, as well as under third-party brands.

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