GNC Holdings Inc Institutional Investor Sentiment Up in 2018 Q2

October 2, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Sentiment for GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC)

GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) institutional sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.24, from 0.95 in 2018Q1. The ratio improved, as 57 investment professionals increased and opened new positions, while 48 sold and trimmed stakes in GNC Holdings Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 39.18 million shares, down from 40.66 million shares in 2018Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding GNC Holdings Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 17 Reduced: 31 Increased: 37 New Position: 20.

GNC Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of health, wellness, and performance products. The company has market cap of $355.27 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.

The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $4.24. About 384,213 shares traded. GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) has declined 66.08% since October 2, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 81.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.04 earnings per share, down 87.50 % or $0.28 from last year’s $0.32 per share. GNC’s profit will be $3.35 million for 26.50 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual earnings per share reported by GNC Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -80.00 % negative EPS growth.

D.C. Capital Advisors Ltd holds 2.65% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings, Inc. for 1.65 million shares. Pomelo Capital Llc owns 1.17 million shares or 0.4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Price Capital Management Inc. has 0.3% invested in the company for 172,422 shares. The New York-based Tiger Management L.L.C. has invested 0.2% in the stock. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C., a New Jersey-based fund reported 244,698 shares.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of GNC Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating GNC Holdings, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $3 while the high is $3.5. The stock’s average target of $3.25 is -23.35% below today’s ($4.24) share price. GNC was included in 2 notes of analysts from April 27, 2018. Barclays Capital maintained GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) rating on Friday, April 27. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $3.5 target. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $3 target in Wednesday, May 30 report.

More notable recent GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “GNC’s National Security Exposure” on September 04, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “GNC Holdings: What’s Next Post CFIUS Approval?” published on September 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “GNC: An Increasingly Dangerous Short” on September 08, 2018. More interesting news about GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “See how Pittsburgh’s public companies’ stocks fared during the third quarter” published on October 01, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “GNC Launches Nature-inspired Earth Genius Product Line” with publication date: September 27, 2018.

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