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 Friday as it is currently trading at $44.02, above its previous 52-week high of $43.99 with 1.7 million shares traded as of 10:21 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

GNC Acquisition has a market cap of $4.23 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 29.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

GNC Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of health and wellness products. It operates through three segments: Retail, Franchise, and Manufacturing/Wholesale. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates GNC Acquisition as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full GNC Acquisition Ratings Report.

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