Taking a Fresh Look at GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC)

GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Drug Stores. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $4.25, up from yesterday’s close by 2.41%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) currently trades with a market capitalization of $290.45 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -2.14 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $188.4 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.27 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 3.48% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, GNC Holdings, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $10.95. It is now trading 6.7% off that level. The stock is trading $4.16 its 50-day moving average by -0.09%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $3.13.

In recent action, GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) has made a move of -0.93% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 17.8, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 45.40% with $68.01 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of GNC.

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