4-Star Retailers Ready to Rally: GNC Holdings


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, health and wellness products retailer GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at GNC's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

GNC facts

Pittsburgh, Pa. (1935)

Market Cap

$4.2 billion


Specialty stores

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.3 billion


CEO Joseph Fortunato (since 2005)

CFO Michael Nuzzo (since 2008)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$160.2 million / $900.9 million

Dividend Yield



Amazon.com (NAS: AMZN)

CVS Caremark (NYS: CVS)

Walgreen (NYS: WAG)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 89% of the 101 members who have rated GNC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool David Meier (TMFHumbleServant), succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community: "The health supplement retailer sits in the middle of a strong trend: health and wellness. I am impressed by what I've seen so far and think the company has plenty of growth ahead of it."

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The article 4-Star Retailers Ready to Rally: GNC Holdings originally appeared on Fool.com.

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