Rite Aid, Walgreen, CVS Caremark, and GNC Holdings Under StockCall's Microscope

     Rite Aid, Walgreen, CVS Caremark, and GNC Holdings Under StockCall's

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LONDON, March 6, 2013

LONDON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The markets continued their upward ascent despite the worries about a slowdown
in economic growth and impending budget cuts. Service sector shared the
prevailing sentiments and closed higher. The sector showed across the board
bullish sentiments. The Dow Jones ended its latest session at 14,253.77, up
0.89 percent while NASDAQ was up 1.32 percent to close at 3,224.13. Similarly,
S&P closed on a positive note at 1,539.79, up 0.96 percent. Our research team
took a look at Services sector, selecting major companies like Rite Aid
Corporation (NYSE: RAD), Walgreen Company (NYSE: WAG), CVS Caremark
Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC) from the drug stores
industry. StockCall has released full comprehensive research on RAD, WAG, CVS,
and GNC and these free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at


Rite Aid Corporation stock closed at $1.70, 1.19 percent higher. The stock
traded in the range of $1.67 and $1.71 during yesterday's session and is
currently above its 20-days moving average price of $1.69. It traded 7.07
million shares in the previous trading session. Rite Aid gained 25 percent so
far this year. Its beta is 2.42. The stock is in a bullish phase and its first
resistance level is at $1.72. On the downside, its first support is at $1.64.
Upon breaching this level, its second support level is at 1.56. Free technical
analysis on RAD available by signing up at


Despite a sharp drop in its previous trading session, Walgreen Co. is still up
10.02 percent for the year. It gained 24.56 percent in the past 52 weeks. The
stock closed 2.51 percent lower at $40.72 on volume of 12.87 million shares.
Its average trading volume stands at 5.94 million shares. The company's shares
currently face resistance at around $41.20. Upon breaching this level, it may
go up to $41.95. The stock has support at around $40.64. It is currently
trading below its 20 day moving average, which is a neutral signal. Register
today and access the free research on WAG at


CVS Caremark Corp.'s stock rose mildly in its latest trading session. The
stock closed 0.83 percent higher at $52.30 with 5.36 million share volume.
With the mild upward movement, the stock is still up more than 8 percent for
the year. In the past 52 weeks, the stock is up 16 percent. CVS currently has
support at $52.09 level. The stock's MACD chart shows a bullish trend. The
company's stock may face its first resistance level at $52.63. Upon breaching
this level, the stock may go as high as $53.82. The free report on CVS can be
downloaded by signing up now at


Shares of GNC Holdings Inc. edged up in Tuesday's trading session, tracking
movement in the broad market. The stock closed 0.56 percent higher at $41.18
on below average volume of 1.26 million shares. GNC's shares have gained more
than 23 percent this year, outperforming the broad market. It has support at
$40.79. The stock is still trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving average
price of $39.18 and $36.51 respectively. The stock's MACD is also trading
above the signal line and the zero-line. Both of these are bullish signals.
GNC Holdings Inc's first resistance level is at $42.19. Free report on GNC can
be accessed by registering at


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