Johannes Salim, CFA
CFA, long/short equity, hedge fund manager

GNC Holdings: Perfect Time To Scoop In

Over past couple of months, GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), a leading specialty retailer of health and wellness products, has come onto my investing radar screen due to more than 20% share price decline from its 52-week high ($60.98/share on 27 Nov 2013). Specifically, it has come off its 52 week high by 26% and by 23% YTD. On Monday, GNC's share price was under more pressure as Credit Suisse analyst, Gary Balter, downgraded his rating from Buy to Neutral, citing limited near-term upside potential. Hence, what's going on with GNC, fundamentally speaking, especially considering that its share price surged by 76% in 2013? In this article, I take close examination of GNC's fundamental to finally see whether its...

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