GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GNC Holdings earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.5963727100028 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently commented on GNC shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of GNC Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of GNC Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub lowered shares of GNC Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Bank of America Corporation reduced their price target on shares of GNC Holdings from $6.25 to $5.50 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their price target on shares of GNC Holdings from $7.00 to $9.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.64.

GNC Holdings (GNC) traded up 4.81% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $8.93. 755,688 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s market capitalization is $611.42 million. GNC Holdings has a 52 week low of $6.51 and a 52 week high of $22.32. The company has a 50-day moving average of $9.15 and a 200-day moving average of $8.03.

GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $640.99 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $646.48 million. GNC Holdings had a negative net margin of 14.56% and a positive return on equity of 285.93%. GNC Holdings’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.79 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that GNC Holdings will post $1.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About GNC Holdings

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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