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GNC

GNC Holdings

$19.40

-0.36 (-1.82%)

, VSI

Vitamin Shoppe

$26.85

0.1 (0.37%)

07:37
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GNC Holdings met with potential Chinese buyers, WSJ reports

GNC Holdings (GNC) has met in recent weeks with potential Chinese buyers to gauge their interest in a buyout that could be worth $4B including debt, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the situation. Previously, on October 14, Dealreporter said that at least two suitors from China are interested in a potential deal with GNC. In pre-market trading following the Journal's report, GNC shares are up 8% to $20.96, while peer Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) is up 0.5%. Reference Link

GNC

GNC Holdings

$19.40

-0.36 (-1.82%)

VSI

Vitamin Shoppe

$26.85

0.1 (0.37%)

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    Oct

GNC GNC Holdings
$19.40

-0.36 (-1.82%)

09/23/16
LEHM
09/23/16
INITIATION
Target $21
LEHM
Equal Weight
GNC Holdings initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Karen Short started GNC Holdings with an Equal Weight rating and $21 price target.
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08/01/16
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GNC Holdings downgraded on lack of catalysts, sales outlook at Wedbush
As noted earlier, Wedbush downgraded GNC Holdings to Neutral from Outperform. Analyst Phil Terpotilli believes that the company has weak comp trends and sees limited visibility into strategic alternatives. He thinks that the company lacks near-term catalysts and cut his price target on the shares to $23 from $31.
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WEDB
08/01/16
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WEDB
Neutral
GNC Holdings downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush
VSI Vitamin Shoppe
$26.85

0.1 (0.37%)

09/23/16
LEHM
09/23/16
INITIATION
Target $29
LEHM
Equal Weight
Vitamin Shoppe initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Karen Short started Vitamin Shoppe with an Equal Weight rating and $29 price target.
04/29/16
GSCO
04/29/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $30
GSCO
Neutral
GNC Holdings downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Stephen Tanal downgraded GNC Holdings (GNC) to Neutral following the company's Q1 results and cut his price target for the shares to $30 from $40. The business "now appears to be stagnating at best," Tanal tells investors in a research note. He expects GNC's challenges to persist. The analyst also lowered his price target for Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) to $31 from $34 and keeps a Neutral rating on the name.
04/20/16
WEDB
04/20/16
INITIATION
Target $39
WEDB
Outperform
Vitamin Shoppe initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush
Target $39.
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PIPR
01/20/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Negative media reports continue as headwind for supplements, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Sean Naughton believes negative news headlines will continue to be a headwind to vitamin and supplement industry sales following the airing of a new documentary, "Supplements and Safety," last night on PBS. The documentary highlighted a lack of transparency and consumer trust of supplements, though no new "smoking gun" was included in the program, Naughton tells investors in a research note. The analyst covers Natural Grocers (NGVC), Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM), Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) and Whole Foods (WFM) in the healthy living industry. GNC Holdings (GNC), which announced preliminary same-store sales for Q4 and gave earnings guidance last night, also retails supplements.

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Ford

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Bank of America

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General Motors

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Ford

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Fiat Chrysler

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Amazon.com

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Time Inc.

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