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Liberty Capital Management Has Increased Its Verizon Communications (VZ) Position; GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) Covered By 2 Bullish Analysts Last Week

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Liberty Capital Management Inc increased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 44.93% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Liberty Capital Management Inc acquired 16,177 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s stock declined 1.16%. The Liberty Capital Management Inc holds 52,181 shares with $2.50 million value, up from 36,004 last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc now has $200.98B valuation. The stock increased 1.14% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $48.64. About 7.89M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 7.08% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.49% the S&P500. Some Historical VZ News: 24/04/2018 – Verizon Expects Tax Savings to Generate Net $3.5 Billion to $4 Billion Uplift to 2018 Cash Flow From Ops; 03/05/2018 – Verizon reports results of preliminary shareholder vote at 2018 annual meeting; 14/05/2018 – Mocana Integrates with Verizon’s ThingSpace Platform to Help Simplify IoT Security; 24/04/2018 – VERIZON – EXPECTS SERVICE REVENUE GROWTH ON A GAAP REPORTED BASIS TO TURN POSITIVE BY END OF 2018; 17/04/2018 – Globetouch Appoints Marni Walden, Former Verizon Executive, as New Board Chair; 20/04/2018 – U.S. SAID TO INVESTIGATE AT&T AND VERIZON OVER WIRELESS COLLUSION CLAIM – NYT , CITING; 02/04/2018 – Verizon announces expiration and final results of its tender offers for 13 series of notes; 20/04/2018 – U.S. Said to Investigate AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim; 19/03/2018 – Light Reading: Verizon, Cisco Lab Test ‘Information-Centric Networking’; 30/05/2018 – New survey from Hum by Verizon suggests 41 percent of drivers struggle to stay focused during the summer more than any other time of year

Among 12 analysts covering GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. GNC Holdings had 27 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, April 6. Robert W. Baird maintained GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) rating on Friday, September 15. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $10.0 target. As per Wednesday, February 14, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, April 29 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 28 with “Underweight”. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Friday, October 28. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Thursday, January 19 report. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Underweight”. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $38.0 target in Friday, October 23 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 21 by Wedbush. See GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) latest ratings:

30/05/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight New Target: $3 Maintain
27/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $4.5 New Target: $3.5 Maintain
14/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $7 New Target: $6 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.38, from 1.33 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold GNC Holdings, Inc. shares while 35 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 40.66 million shares or 9.19% less from 44.77 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Citigroup Inc stated it has 100,392 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Jefferies Group Ltd Llc accumulated 0% or 182 shares. Envestnet Asset stated it has 0% in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Invesco Ltd stated it has 0% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Vanguard Group accumulated 4.24M shares. 5,928 were reported by Ameritas Prtn. Ing Groep Nv has 20,000 shares. Moreover, Gamco Invsts Incorporated Et Al has 0% invested in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). 10,500 were accumulated by Marathon Capital Mgmt. Wolverine Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 14,030 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 102,602 shares. Quinn Opportunity Ptnrs Lc invested in 0.02% or 42,500 shares. Gotham Asset Limited Co, a New York-based fund reported 195,797 shares. Tower Rech Capital Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) holds 0.01% or 16,029 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% or 12,708 shares.

GNC Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of health, wellness, and performance products. The company has market cap of $357.25 million. The Company’s products include protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink, and other general merchandise. It currently has negative earnings. The firm sells its products under the GNC proprietary brands, as well as under third-party brands.

More notable recent GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “GNC Holdings: ‘Good Whale Hunting'” on June 07, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “GNC: The Chinese Regulatory Risk” published on June 06, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “GNC: The Year Ahead” on June 04, 2018. More interesting news about GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “GNC’s Debt Cluster Bomb” published on June 05, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Why GNC Holdings Was Up 9.48% On Monday” with publication date: June 12, 2018.

The stock increased 3.39% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $4.27. About 2.23M shares traded. GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) has declined 54.61% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 67.18% the S&P500. Some Historical GNC News: 08/03/2018 – GNC-GUARDIAN HEALTHCARE EXPAND OF PRESENCE IN INDIA; 09/05/2018 – GNC: VOTES RECEIVED TO DATE SHOW SUPPORT FOR SHARE ISSUANCE; 01/05/2018 – GNC Live Well and Operation Homefront Launch the Live Well & Serve America’s Military Families Campaign; 25/04/2018 – GNC Announces Adjournment of Special Meeting of Stockholders Until 10:00 AM Eastern Time on May 9, 2018; 24/04/2018 – AMERICAS DISTRESSED WATCH: Rex, Westmoreland, GNC, Hovnanian; 13/03/2018 – HARBIN PHARMACEUTICAL GROUP SAYS CONVERSION PRICE FOR EACH PREFERENCE SHARE SET AT $5.35, CO WILL HOLD 40.1 PCT IN GNC AS ITS BIGGEST SHAREHOLDER AFTER CONVERSION; 30/04/2018 – Appear Here’s mission is simple: to help fill a sea of empty stores, as retailers and restaurant chains like Bon-Ton, Subway, GNC, and Toys R Us shutter hundreds of locations; 17/05/2018 – GNC Receives Stockholder Approval For Share Issuance In Connection With Hayao Investment; 22/05/2018 – GNC IN PACT WITH OPTERUS FOR STORE CLOUD SOLUTION; 26/04/2018 – Vitamin Retailer GNC Plans to Close 200 Stores

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.05, from 1.02 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 69 investors sold VZ shares while 675 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 593 raised stakes. 2.55 billion shares or 0.58% more from 2.54 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 11.56M are owned by New York State Common Retirement Fund. Shufro Rose & Limited Liability stated it has 14,434 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Lc has 51,533 shares for 0.52% of their portfolio. Sun Life Fin Inc holds 2,501 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Highlander Cap Mgmt Lc accumulated 23,412 shares or 0.65% of the stock. 55,090 are owned by Willingdon Wealth Management. Natl Pension Serv reported 0.82% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Edge Wealth Mgmt Ltd reported 102,156 shares. Busey Trust Com invested in 207,369 shares. Kessler Inv Gp Ltd accumulated 33,772 shares or 2.06% of the stock. E&G Advsr LP holds 19,541 shares or 0.4% of its portfolio. Moreover, Ashfield Ltd Liability has 0.24% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 39,163 shares. Old Republic Intl Corp reported 6.52% stake. Cubic Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.49% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Miller Howard Invests Inc New York invested 2.28% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ).

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Deutsche Bank sees multiple upsides for Verizon” on June 19, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “6 Most Important Things in Business Today” published on June 20, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Verizon ending location-sharing after leaks” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Verizon announces CEO succession plan” published on June 08, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “American Tower backpedals on nearby-tower restriction” with publication date: June 20, 2018.

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