Trader's Roundup: GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC)

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Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of GNC.

Revenue is the amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned merchandise. BlackRock Group LTD boosted its position in shares of GNC Holdings by 2.0% in the second quarter. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al now owns 20,800 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $230,000 after buying an additional 2,010 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in GNC Holdings by 34.0% in the third quarter. The stock was purchased at an average price of $8.18 per share, with a total value of $1,022,500.00. California State Teachers Retirement accumulated 131,067 shares or 0% of the stock.

GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC)'s stock had its "sell" rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc in a research note issued on Wednesday. Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of GNC Holdings from $5.00 to $7.00 and gave the stock an "underweight" rating in a report on Wednesday. (GNC)'s latest closing price distance was at -39.21% from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the 50 Day Moving Average at 18.17% and 26.68% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average.

The stock of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) is a huge mover today! In the last six months the stock's performance fell -54.73% while yearly performance of the company fell -71.61%. GNC Holdings also was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday.

GNC surged 27.62% midday Tuesday on mixed results from its fiscal 2017 first-quarter earnings. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 37,735 shares of the company's stock valued at $917,000 after buying an additional 16,374 shares during the last quarter. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -130.3%. The business had revenue of $644.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $623.03 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.69 EPS. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 3.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

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08/01/2016 - GNC Holdings, Inc. was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Wedbush. The company reported a stellar four-quarter positive average earnings surprise of over 49.08%. If the $9.68 price target is reached, the company will be worth $42.98M more.

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Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio.

GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) now has a consensus Price Target of $8.75. Deutsche Bank AG reduced their target price on shares of GNC Holdings from $22.00 to $16.00 and set a "hold" rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 28th. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 0 Buy, 0 Strong Buy, 1 Sell, 2 Hold and 5. Below, we'll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $14.56.

Short-sellers hate being caught short a stock that reports a blowout quarter.

The TTM operating margin is -7.6%.

The number of shares now held by investors is 68.56 Million. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 119,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,005,161.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the 52-week time span, the stock notched a high price of $35.9 and its minimum price was $6.51.

GNC Holdings reports its operations under three segments: U.S. & Canada - including company-owned stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, franchise stores in the U.S. and e-commerce; global - including franchise locations in approximately 50 countries, The Health Store and China operations; and Manufacturing/Wholesale - comprising manufactured product sold to other segments, third-party contract manufacturing and sales to wholesale partners.