GNC Holdings Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (NYSE:GNC)

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GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $49.68.

GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) opened at 36.52 on Wednesday. GNC Holdings has a 52-week low of $35.26 and a 52-week high of $60.98. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $42.61 and a 200-day moving average of $50.3. The company has a market cap of $3.325 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.34.

GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $677.28 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $695.89 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.73 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that GNC Holdings will post $3.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, June 27th. Investors of record on Friday, June 13th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 11th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on GNC. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of GNC Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 15th. They now have a $35.80 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of GNC Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, May 7th. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $60.00. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of GNC Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, May 7th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $51.00.

GNC Holdings, Inc (NYSE:GNC) is a holding company.

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