Advisory Research Lowered By $73.27 Million Its Vail Resorts (MTN) Holding, Gnc Holdings (GNC) Shorts Up By 3.14%

June 26, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Gnc Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:GNC) had an increase of 3.14% in short interest. GNC’s SI was 28.41 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 3.14% from 27.55M shares previously. With 2.80 million avg volume, 10 days are for Gnc Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:GNC)’s short sellers to cover GNC’s short positions. The SI to Gnc Holdings Incorporated’s float is 42.22%. About 1.28 million shares traded. GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) has declined 70.69% since June 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.39% the S&P500.

Advisory Research Inc decreased Vail Resorts Inc (MTN) stake by 92.97% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Advisory Research Inc sold 455,078 shares as Vail Resorts Inc (MTN)’s stock rose 12.22%. The Advisory Research Inc holds 34,409 shares with $5.55M value, down from 489,487 last quarter. Vail Resorts Inc now has $8.39 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.51% or $1.07 reaching $209.16 per share. About 95,647 shares traded. Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) has risen 61.08% since June 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.38% the S&P500.

Since March 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $2.98 million activity. HERNANDEZ ROLAND A sold $1.85 million worth of stock or 9,946 shares. SORTE JOHN F sold $1.14 million worth of stock or 6,082 shares.

Advisory Research Inc increased Ares Capital Corp (NASDAQ:ARCC) stake by 170,051 shares to 313,820 valued at $5.18M in 2016Q4. It also upped Goldman Sachs Bdc Inc. stake by 107,791 shares and now owns 198,640 shares. Nrg Yield Inc was raised too.

Among 12 analysts covering Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE:MTN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Vail Resorts Inc. had 22 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, March 8. As per Friday, September 25, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. As per Tuesday, December 8, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 10 by M Partners. JMP Securities maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $114 target in Friday, October 2 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by Janney Capital. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Tuesday, December 8. The company was maintained on Friday, June 10 by Janney Capital. Macquarie Research maintained the shares of MTN in report on Friday, March 11 with “Outperform” rating. As per Monday, July 27, the company rating was initiated by Macquarie Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.41 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.44 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 31 investors sold MTN shares while 88 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 36.65 million shares or 4.90% more from 34.94 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Farmers And Merchants Invs Incorporated accumulated 42 shares. Connable Office invested in 0.37% or 10,000 shares. Moreover, Raymond James Svcs Advisors Inc has 0% invested in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) for 1,899 shares. 59,685 were reported by Blackrock. Goldman Sachs has invested 0.04% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN). Winslow Evans & Crocker reported 86 shares. The Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Mngmt has invested 0% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN). Family Cap Trust reported 100 shares stake. Stoneridge Investment Ltd accumulated 0.16% or 7,085 shares. Blackrock Group Inc Ltd has 0.01% invested in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) for 90,377 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.02% or 115,352 shares in its portfolio. Atika Cap Management Llc holds 6,500 shares. 331 were reported by Concannon Wealth Mgmt Ltd. Federated Investors Inc Pa owns 38,973 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.85% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 46 investors sold GNC Holdings Inc shares while 59 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 49.22 million shares or 8.64% less from 53.88 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Northern Tru reported 836,633 shares. Swiss State Bank owns 111,800 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Sterneck Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.08% in GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC). Mackenzie Financial Corp accumulated 324,806 shares. Scotia owns 42,720 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 201,830 shares stake. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc holds 0% or 201,962 shares. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can reported 7,300 shares. M&R Cap Inc reported 0% in GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC). Us Natl Bank De reported 1,986 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Co stated it has 940,398 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bluefin Trading Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) for 13,575 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership reported 0% stake. Numeric Lc accumulated 11,700 shares. Laurion Capital Management Ltd Partnership stated it has 21,700 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. GNC Holdings had 21 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Friday, October 28 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 28 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, April 29. The stock of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, November 2. The stock of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, November 2. Barclays Capital initiated GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) rating on Friday, September 23. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $21 target. As per Thursday, March 23, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. As per Thursday, April 21, the company rating was initiated by Wedbush. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) rating on Friday, October 23. Sterne Agee CRT has “Neutral” rating and $38.0 target.

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