GNC Reaches New 52-Week High (GNC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $47.09, above its previous 52-week high of $47.05 with 29,537 shares traded as of 9:51 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

GNC has a market cap of $4.53 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 39.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 19, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates GNC 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 revenue growth. 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 Ratings Report.

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