Stock in Limelight: GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC)

GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) received “Downgrade” rating by Goldman in a research note issued to investors on Jan-19-17 from Neutral to Sell.

Additionally on Dec-13-16 the stock was “Downgraded” by Barclays from Equal Weight to Underweight from $15 to $11 and on Oct-28-16 the stock was “Reiterated” by Deutsche as Hold from $22 to $16. Furthermore on Oct-28-16 the stock was “Downgraded” by Piper Jaffray from Neutral to Underweight.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 71.43 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.46, Consequently GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 6.22%, 4.92% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 0.74.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) has an analyst’s mean recommendation of 3.20. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) shares traded 24.72% during the most recent session. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $8.78 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 10 opinions, the mean target was last revised on 04/10/17.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have high price target of $20.00 and with a conservative view have low price target of $4.00 with a standard deviation of $2.58. If seeing target price from optimistic overview then it has a 121 percent upside potential from the latest closing price of $9.03.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -51.90% whereas during current quarter it has -50.70% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of -37.20% during current year and -5.20% for next year. Past 5 years growth of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) observed at -5.87%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of -14.60% over growth.

GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $627.41M according to 6 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $639M in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $619.25M. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $2.43B compared to low analyst estimates of $2.35B and high estimates of $2.48B according 10 number of analysts.

GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $2.54B, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.24. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $-1.39, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $0.50, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 17.94.

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