GNC Acquisition Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (GNC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- GNC Acquisition Holdings (NYSE: GNC) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 3.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $1.87 (-5%) at $35.33 as of 4:01 p.m. ET.

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GNC Acquisition has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

GNC Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of health and wellness products. Its products include vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, as well as sports nutrition and diet products. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates GNC Acquisition as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full GNC Acquisition Ratings Report.

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