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UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Upgrades GNC Holdings As Regulatory Concerns Are Overblown


In a report published Thursday, Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman upgraded the rating on GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight, and raised the price target from $52.00 to $56.00.

In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, "While risk/reward seemed positive when the stock touched $49, its 9% drop earlier this week on regulatory concerns has created a favorable entry point for this multi-channel, cash generative business, in our view. We peg GNC as a low double-digit earnings grower, and trading at 12.9x 2016 estimates makes it among the most attractively valued names in our space."

GNC Holdings closed on Wednesday at $45.18.

Latest Ratings for GNC

Mar 2020JefferiesDowngradesHoldUnderperform
Jun 2019JefferiesInitiates Coverage OnHold
Oct 2018BuckinghamInitiates Coverage OnBuy

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