GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC): Negative Stock Sentiment

July 17, 2017 - By Migdalia James

 GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC): Negative Stock Sentiment

Sentiment for GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC)

GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q4 2016. Its down -0.18, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. The ratio worsened, as 79 investment managers increased or opened new equity positions, while 105 sold and trimmed stakes in GNC Holdings Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database now possess: 49.22 million shares, down from 53.88 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding GNC Holdings Inc in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 1 to 0 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 46 Reduced: 59 Increased: 53 New Position: 26.

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 has market cap of $556.14 million. The Company’s activities consist of purchasing raw materials, formulating and manufacturing products and selling the finished products. It currently has negative earnings. It operates in three divisions: U.S. and Canada, International and Manufacturing/Wholesale.

The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.01 on July 14, reaching $8.04. About shares traded. GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) has declined 70.69% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.39% the S&P500.

Analysts await GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $0.39 EPS, down 50.63 % or $0.40 from last year’s $0.79 per share. GNC’s profit will be $26.98 million for 5.15 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual EPS reported by GNC Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.41 % EPS growth.

Healthinvest Partners Ab holds 4.3% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings Inc for 422,955 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. owns 3.34 million shares or 0.56% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc has 0.28% invested in the company for 83,464 shares. The United Kingdom-based Impax Asset Management Ltd has invested 0.26% in the stock. Capital Investment Counsel Inc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 32,775 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 9 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $9.05 million activity.

GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 20% of GNC Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 10 Wall Street analysts rating GNC Holdings, 2 give it “Buy”, 4 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $11 while the high is $54. The stock’s average target of $28.63 is 256.09% above today’s ($8.04) share price. GNC was included in 21 notes of analysts from August 3, 2015. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of GNC in report on Friday, October 28 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 28 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Friday, October 30 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 23. Wedbush initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $40 target in Thursday, April 21 report. On Friday, October 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Overweight”. Goldman Sachs maintained GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) on Thursday, March 23 with “Sell” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, May 10 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, November 2 with “Neutral”.

More notable recent GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “GNC Holdings: An Obsolete Business Model Facing Industry Headwinds” on June 22, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “GNC Holdings: Picking Through The Trash” published on June 26, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “GNC: Let’s Play ‘What If'” on June 27, 2017. More interesting news about GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “GNC: Deja Vu” published on June 30, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “GNC: Is The Sell Side At The Beach?” with publication date: July 05, 2017.

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