Shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven 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 $88.50.
POST has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 21st. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of Post Holdings from $83.00 to $85.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 6th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Post Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, January 9th.
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Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) opened at 84.46 on Wednesday. Post Holdings has a 1-year low of $67.65 and a 1-year high of $89.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $84.21 and a 200 day moving average of $80.38. The stock has a market cap of $5.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 105.71 and a beta of 0.17.
Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.07. Post Holdings had a net margin of 1.37% and a return on equity of 7.23%. The firm had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.24 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Post Holdings will post $2.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Norges Bank purchased a new position in shares of Post Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $55,909,000. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its position in shares of Post Holdings by 8.9% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 11,080 shares of the company’s stock worth $891,000 after buying an additional 910 shares during the last quarter. Ratan Capital Management LP boosted its position in shares of Post Holdings by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Ratan Capital Management LP now owns 235,369 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,921,000 after buying an additional 1,270 shares during the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Post Holdings by 50.3% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 83,835 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,739,000 after buying an additional 28,046 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ancora Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Post Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $369,000.
Post Holdings Company Profile
Post Holdings, Inc is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The Company operates through four segments, namely, Post Consumer Brands, Michael Foods Group, Active Nutrition and Private Brands. The Company’s Post Consumer Brands segment includes the Post Foods branded ready-to-eat cereal operations and the business of MOM Brands.
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