GNC Acquisition Stock Hits New 52-Week High (GNC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- GNC Acquisition Holdings (NYSE: GNC) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $42.71, above its previous 52-week high of $42.70 with 3.3 million shares traded as of 3:27 p.m. ET. Average volume has been two million shares over the past 30 days.

GNC Acquisition has a market cap of $4.03 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 22% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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 find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. You can view the full GNC Acquisition Ratings Report.

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