Fitness buffs lift GNC Holdings

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The vitamin and supplement retailer posted Q3 EPS of 61 cents, up 32.6% and 3 cents over analyst estimates. GNC Holdings' (GNC) revenue rose 15.5% to $621.6 mil, also beating, with U.S. company-owned same-store sales up 9.8%. The company cited its proprietary products and a successful customer rewards program. It raised '12 EPS guidance to $2.29 per share, implying current Q4 EPS of 46 cents, in line. Shares fell 3% to 37.53.

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