SOURCE: Equity Markets Inc

October 04, 2011 09:00 ET

US Domestic, Global Economic Outlook - Equity Research on Walgreen Company and GNC Holdings Inc

MACAU--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Today, announced its research report highlighting Walgreen Company (NYSE: WAG) and GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC). Full content and research is available at

Short-term outlooks within US and global economies continue to adjust downward, as US Treasury yields touched their lowest levels in over 65 years. International Monetary Fund downgraded estimates for US growth by 1.0% this year, down from 2.5%. 'Significant downside risks' to the US economy were confirmed by the Federal Reserve pressured by 'strains in global financial markets.'

As the US dollar trades above an eight-month high against the Euro, it highlights a deepening of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis -- furthered by continued policy inaction from European governments. We expect continued volatility until economic data stabilizes and we see decisive policy action to deal with the Eurozone debt crisis.

Our members are preparing for a turn in tides. Currently, the Credit Suisse Risk Appetite Indicator is at a 30-year low. For the past three occurrences, this level has acted as a leading indicator of large stock market rallies 18 months following.

Equity Markets has reviewed Walgreen Company for its current position within the services industry. Walgreen Co. (Walgreen) together with its subsidiaries, operates a drugstore chain in the United States. The Company provides its customers with multichannel access to consumer goods and services, and pharmacy, health and wellness services in communities across America. The full research report on Walgreen Company (NYSE: WAG) is available here:

Equity Markets has reviewed GNC Holdings Inc for its development within the services industry. GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC), formerly GNC Acquisition Holdings Inc., is a holding company. It is a specialty retailer of nutritional supplements. Nutritional supplements include vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements (VMHS), sports nutrition products, diet products and other wellness products. GNC operates in three segments: Retail, Franchising, andManufacturing/Wholesale. The full research report on GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) is available here:

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