Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 3.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.4 times its average daily volume and trading down 93 cents (-2.1%) at $44.21 as of 4:04 p.m. ET.
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GNC has a market cap of $4.58 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 35.6% 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 18.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. 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. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more..