Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) Receives Consensus Rating of “Moderate Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POSTGet Free Report) have been given an average rating of “Moderate Buy” by the six analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $113.67.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on POST. Barclays increased their price target on Post from $115.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 7th. Evercore ISI lifted their target price on Post from $118.00 to $122.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Post from $115.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 6th.

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Post Trading Up 0.0 %

Shares of POST opened at $101.99 on Friday. Post has a twelve month low of $78.85 and a twelve month high of $108.17. The company has a current ratio of 2.16, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.61. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $104.34 and its 200-day simple moving average is $100.05. The company has a market cap of $6.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.54 and a beta of 0.63.

Post (NYSE:POSTGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.22. Post had a net margin of 4.38% and a return on equity of 10.93%. The business had revenue of $2 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.03 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.10 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 23.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts expect that Post will post 5.61 EPS for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other news, Director Robert E. Grote sold 16,845 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.58, for a total transaction of $1,761,650.10. Following the sale, the director now owns 4,400 shares in the company, valued at $460,152. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. In other Post news, Director Robert E. Grote sold 16,845 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $104.58, for a total value of $1,761,650.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 4,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $460,152. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Nicolas Catoggio sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.62, for a total transaction of $158,430.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 73,492 shares in the company, valued at $7,762,225.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 22,345 shares of company stock worth $2,344,320 in the last ninety days. 10.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Post by 6.7% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,288,249 shares of the company’s stock valued at $562,035,000 after acquiring an additional 332,811 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Post by 9.0% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,002,286 shares of the company’s stock valued at $264,382,000 after purchasing an additional 249,155 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Post during the 4th quarter worth about $19,598,000. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its stake in shares of Post by 14.7% during the 3rd quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 1,634,146 shares of the company’s stock valued at $140,112,000 after buying an additional 209,111 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Verition Fund Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Post by 347.8% in the 4th quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC now owns 256,983 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,630,000 after buying an additional 199,592 shares during the period. 94.85% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Post

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Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Foodservice, and Refrigerated Retail. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereals under Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, and Malt-O-Meal brand names; hot cereal; peanut butter under the Peter Pan brand; and branded and private label dog and cat food products under Rachael Ray Nutrish, Nature's Recipe, 9Lives, Kibbles 'n Bits and Gravy Train brand names.

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