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Durig Capital 2017 Review

2018-01-19 seekingalpha
A brief update since the last review of the issuer and our current opinion on the bond. (177-3)

Cause For Speculation: Proposed Value Of GNC Is At Least 30% Higher As A Going Concern

2018-01-19 seekingalpha
At present, GNC shares trade as a kind of "binary call option" on whether or not the company will be able to successfully refinance upcoming debt maturities. (10-0)

Durig Fixed Income: 99 Cent Only Stores, 12.79% Yield-To-Maturity, Bonds Maturing December 2019

2018-01-19 seekingalpha
This week, Durig Fixed Income 2 (FX2) focuses on an extreme value retailer whose performance in its current fiscal year has shown impressive growth. 99 Cent Only Stores has registered increases year over year in each of its first three quarters for its 2018 fiscal year. Its most recent quarter is a great example of that growth: (20-0)

Don’t Chase This Dead Cat Bounce in GNC Holdings Inc Stock

2018-01-19 investorplace
Every dog has its day. Even struggling nutritional supplement retailer GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC). GNC stock has been killed recently as operations have stumbled against the backdrop of a hugely levered balance sheet, making GNC look more like a ticking time bomb than a sustainable business. GNC stock has tumbled from $60 in 2013 to under $5. (106-0)

Bob Moran And The GNC Jedi Knights Use The Force To Fight Back

2018-01-18 seekingalpha
Same-store sales of +5.7%, the repayment of the revolver, and reiteration of FY 2017 FCF guidance of $190-$210 million were the highlights. (17-0)

BRIEF-GNC Holdings Sees Q4 Adj Diluted Earnings Per Share To Be $0.24 To $0.25

2018-01-18 reuters

GNC's stock soars after profit outlook tops expectations - MarketWatch

2018-01-18 marketwatch
Shares of GNC Holdings Inc. GNC, +0.58% soared 22% in premarket trade Thursday, after the health and performance products retailer provided a fourth-quarter profit outlook that was above expectations. The company said same-store sales of its U.S. company-owned stores rose 5.7% from a year ago. As a result, it expects adjusted earnings per share, which excludes non-recurring items, of 24 cents to 25 cents, above the FactSet consensus of 23 cents. (9-0)

Can GNC Holdings Inc Recover in 2018? 3 Cons, 3 Pros

2018-01-08 investorplace
GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) is coming off a catastrophic 2017. GNC stock entered the year around $12 per share and proceeded to lose 70% of its value. The company was part of the famed retail apocalypse: Mall traffic is plunging, and GNC is taking a beating because of it. The company dumped its dividend, and things continued to get worse from there. Now the sharks who are circling as short sellers declare that GNC will soon fall into bankruptcy. (118-1)

My 2017 Performance And 2018 Initial Position

2018-01-08 seekingalpha
I recently reviewed my 2017 portfolio performance and despite paper gains of 30% after H1, I finished the year underperforming the broad market (S&P 500 Total Return) by almost 15%. (141-0)

We Are In The Retail 3.0 Era

2018-01-08 seekingalpha
Same Store Sales is still the best barometer to track the effectiveness of a retailer's strategy. (124-2)

GNC Holdings Inc Is Headed for Bankruptcy or a Sale

2018-01-02 investorplace
Vitamin and supplement retailer GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) is probably glad to see the back of 2017. The firm’s share price fell 66% over the course of the year, as investors lost confidence in the company’s ability to shift with the times and operate in a new, more challenging, retail space. However, while GNC stock had a tough 2017, this year isn’t looking much better. In fact, GNC may be in for an even rockier road in the months to come. (19-1)

Heritage Commerce (HTBK): Strong Industry, Solid Earnings Estimate Revisions

2018-01-02 zacks
One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Heritage Commerce Corp (HTBK - Free Report) . This is because this security in the Banks – West space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective. This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. (11-0)

Why Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) Could Be Positioned for a Surge

2018-01-02 zacks
Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNQ - Free Report) is a senior independent oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well. These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on CNQ’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. (19-0)

GNC Holdings (GNC) Looks Good: Stock Adds 10.2% in Session

2018-01-02 zacks
GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC - Free Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 10% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This reverses the recent trend for the company as the stock is now down 31.5% in the past one-month time frame. (13-0)

The $444 Million Potential Of GNC's Lean Shake 25

2018-01-02 seekingalpha
I share a high level pro-forma model suggesting that GNC could sell upwards of $444 million from its GNC Lean Shake protein powders and ready made drinks. (41-0)

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