Vitamin Shoppe

  • Herbalife Is a Risky Investment

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, HLF, VSI

    Not many companies have been surrounded by more controversy over the past year than Herbalife (NYSE: HLF).

    As you might already know, billionaire Bill Ackman bet $1 billion that Herbalife stock would fall, based on the theory that Herbalife was a Ponzi scheme. Billionaire Carl Icahn felt strongly that Ackman was mistaken, and he bet big on Herbalife's stock appreciating.

    While this battle is far from over, so far more »

  • This Health and Wellness Retailer Continues to Impress

    By Mark Yagalla - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, RAD, VSI

    As more consumers become concerned about their health and well-being, companies that cater to this trend are seeing increased demand for their products and services. The primary beneficiary of this trend is nutritional-supplements retailer GNC (NYSE: GNC). Consumers are continuing to buy its products to help lead and build a healthier life. The focus on more natural ingredients has also lead consumers to GNC stores rather than going to their more »

  • Did Vitamin Shoppe's Stock Not Follow General Nutrition Guidelines?

    By Michael Carter - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, VSI, WFM

    More Americans take a nutritional supplement than drink coffee. While coffee is a favorite for 54% of Americans every day, 64% of Americans currently use a vitamin or supplement an average of 6 times per week – up from 60% in 2010. Additionally, organic food sales are predicted to hit $42 billion by 2014 within the US – up from $31.5 billion in 2011. With healthy lifestyles trending higher and the more »

  • The Best Specialty Retailers for Your Money

    By Damon Churchwell - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: HIBB, SBH, SIG, VSI

    Using the The Motley Fool stock screener, I sought out four of the most appealing specialty retail stocks based on the following metrics: earnings per share growth over the past three years averaging at least 20%; a Price-to-Earnings multiple below 25 times trailing-12-month earnings; a strong current ratio (CA/CL) of more than 2.0; and no long-term debt.

    The companies also encompass some of the features displayed by many more »

  • Is This Grocer a Good Bet?

    By Ash Sharma - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: TFM, VSI, WFM

    Whole Foods Market's (NASDAQ: WFM) stock price has increased by 24.66% in the last three months. It has established itself as a market leader in the Natural and Organic Food segment of the US retail industry. The company recently reported second quarter results in which its comparable sales increased by 6.9% and revenue increased by 13.4%. It has focused on increased value offerings with long term more »

  • Stores Growth and New Private Label Products Make this Retailer a Good Buy

    By Ash Sharma - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: TFM, VSI, WFM

    Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE: VSI) is expanding its store base through new store openings and an acquisition strategy. The company has acquired Super Supplement this year and with its investment in a new distribution center is looking for long-term benefits. Its new private-label product "Mytrition" has also been a good growth driver for the company in the first quarter of this fiscal year. The company is looking to increase footfalls in more »

  • 3 Healthy Additions to Your Growth Stock Portfolio

    By Zachary Scheidt - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, HLF, VSI

    American consumers are becoming more health conscious by the day. After a generation of value meals, double whoppers with cheese, and super-size fries, the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle are accumulating. But consumers in the U.S. are now taking steps towards improving their health. 
    recent article in the Huffington Post showed that while obesity is still a major problem, the percentage of Americans who exercise has been increasing more »
  • Supplement Struggles

    By Nathaniel Matherson - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, VSI

    Shareholders of the Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE: VSI) are no doubt scratching there heads after the company's terrible performance so far this year. Shares are down almost 25%, while broader markets have returned double digits on the back of economic strength and loose monetary policies. I stumbled upon this small-cap company while actually purchasing pre-workout from one of the local locations on the recommendation from a friend. Previously, I had more »

  • A Healthy Stock for Your Portfolio

    By Dusan Jovanic - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, HLF, VSI

    In the short time since its IPO in late March 2011, GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) has rewarded its shareholders with hefty gains. The company's stock almost tripled in two years, and the company has experienced strong revenue and earnings growth. GNC is expected to keep introducing new health products, and these products will bring healthy revenue and profit growth.

    Recent developments

    GNC reported earnings of $0.73 for the more »

  • Hey Musclehead! 2 Reasons to Buy GNC Holdings

    By Robert Baillieul - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, NUS, VSI

    In the middle of a roaring bull market, finding great companies trading at reasonable prices becomes challenging. Top quality names are bid up and investors turn to second and third-rate stocks while hunting for value. 

    Fortunately, there're still some high-caliber plays that haven't run up with the rest of the market. GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) is one example. The company is best of breed in the fast growing more »

  • Will These Vitamin Retailers Enhance Your Portfolio's Health?

    By Ryan Gilbert - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, VITC, VSI

    Over half of all people over 20 in the U.S. use at least 1 dietary supplement. And in a world of protein shakes, vitamins, and herbs, a few companies stand out from the rest. Will the 3 top publicly traded supplement retailers improve the health of our portfolios?, Inc. (NASDAQ: VITC), Inc. is the smallest of the three companies, pulling in $330.68 million of more »

  • The Right Stock With the Right Products

    By Mark Lin - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, VSI, WFM

    While the supplements market is highly fragmented, Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE: VSI) stands out as a health & wellness products retailer by virtue of being well-positioned in the faster growing product categories within the supplements universe and having a unique real estate strategy with respect to store location. Although Vitamin Shoppe trades at a premium to its closest peer GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) on a forward P/E basis, I believe this more »

  • The Best of Breed Nutritional Company

    By Joseph Solitro - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, RAD, VSI

    GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) had a very strong 2012 and are positioned to continue taking share in their market. Competitors have been unable to keep up, citing issues with the economy and natural disasters. GNC has a growth strategy unmatched in the industry and will dominate this space for years to come. 

    GNC, or the General Nutrition Center, operates as a worldwide specialty retailer of health and wellness products. Their more »

  • Earnings Are Increasing in This Industry

    By Masam Abbas - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, RSH, VSI

    The earnings season for the Specialty Hardlines kicked off on Feb 25. as Lowe’s Companies reported its 4Q earnings. As far as the entire 2013 is concerned, there is a mixed outlook on this sector. Where weather sensitive companies are likely to feel some pain around the tough compare, up-market and housing-related retailers are expected to fare best. Let’s have a look at four stocks that are reported more »

  • Vitamin Shoppe Falls…Is the New GNC Gold Card Program to Blame?

    By RJ Towner - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, VSI

    Health supplement retailer Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE: VSI) announced fourth quarter results recently. Revenue grew only 2% on a reported basis to $218 million, but the company was lapping a 14 week quarter in the prior year. Therefore, on a comparable basis, we think sales grew closer to 10% year-over-year, though the number was still slightly below expectations. Earnings, excluding certain items including the integration costs of Super Supplements and the more »

  • Buy This High Growth Nutritional Supplement Retailer

    By Anindya Batabyal - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, USNA, VSI

    Goldman Sachs recently reported that they have increased their rating on nutritional supplement retailer, GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC). The firm has upgraded GNC from “Neutral” to “Buy,” and has increased the company’s price target from $44 to $50. A Goldman Sachs analyst commented:

    The story’s underlying appeal relates to wellness exposure / rapid category growth; an emerging global presence in a potent category; heavy private brand representation that protects more »

  • Billionaire Steve Cohen Gets Nutritious

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: AA, GNC, HLF, VSI

    Steve Cohen and SAC Capital are getting nutritious, in the sense that the billionaire dollar hedge fund has upped its stake by over thirty times what it owned at the end of the fourth quarter in the vitamin and supplement retailer, GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC). SAC Capital now owns 5.195 million shares, or 5.2% of GNC's outstanding shares. But, should investors follow Cohen's lead? 

    The stock more »

  • A Dramatic Preview for Herbalife Earnings

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: HLF, VSI

    Cue up dramatic music (at 2:42 of the Carmina Burana) while a gravelly voiced narrator intones slowly, "In a world where shorts and longs collide on one battleground stock frightened investors seek leadership. One man (tight shot on the late Jerry Orbach playing Carl Icahn) has something to prove and his nemesis (pan in on character actor David Strathairn playing Bill Ackman) is gunning to prove him wrong. The more »

  • Who Benefits from Rising Milk Prices?

    By Michael Carter - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: DF, DPZ, VSI | Editor's Choice

    We just drove the DeLorean with Marty McFly to the not-too-distant future.  It is the year 2015 and after many struggles by Congress the last few years to address a new farm bill with not merely extensions, but one that is long-term and fair for all involved parties, milk prices are now over $5 a gallon and slowly rising.  This is less than what was predicted back in 2012 when more »

  • Herbalife Keeps Regaining Value after Receiving Buy Recommendations

    By Marivic Cabural - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, HLF, VSI

    Herbalife’s (NYSE: HLF) stock price is up by more than 12 percent to around $32.95 on Monday, Dec. 31. The shares of the company continue to regain value. Over the past three consecutive trading days, Herbalife's stock was up by 8.6 percent and closed at $29.39 last Friday.

    The stock value of the company dropped by 38 percent two weeks ago after activist investor Bill more »

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