Why GNC Holdings Inc Stock Is Soaring Today


Spark Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of GNC during the fourth quarter worth about $2,883,000.

However out of 6 analysts 0 suggest GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) a Strong Buy, 1 suggested Buy, 4 Hold and 3 Sell, while 0 analysts recommend the stock a Strong Sell. During the same period past year, the company earned $0.07 earnings per share. Zacks' EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow GNC. After keeping Technical check on movement of stock price comparison to its moving averages like 20, 50 and 200 SMA, we detected following trends of GNC. The specialty retailer reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 2.7% whereas during current quarter it has 257.1% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of -38.6% during current year and -13.6% for next year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.79 earnings per share. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter previous year.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Barclays cut their price objective on GNC from $9.00 to $6.00 and set an "underweight" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 27th.

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GNC published fourth-quarter earnings on February 13, delivering on the 5.7% same-store sales growth it had outlined in its preliminary report, and recording $0.25 in adjusted earnings per share. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company.

GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) has been given an average price target of $5.43 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 5,371,913 shares of the stock are valued at $22.51 million. Relative volume is an indicator that tells traders and investors how recent volume is compared to past trading volumes over a given period. A year ago the company's sales were $569930 while its sales growth yearly estimates for the current quarter are -0.2%. The forward price-to-earnings ratio is a powerful, but limited tool. GNC has a 12-month low of $3.13 and a 12-month high of $10.95.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of GNC. SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in GNC by 311.0% during the fourth quarter. The Company reported for the three-month period ended December 31, 2017 net income of $65.2 million or $0.31 per common share.

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