Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $103.80.

Several research firms have recently commented on POST. BidaskClub downgraded Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Wells Fargo & Company boosted their price objective on Post Holdings from $96.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) began coverage on Post Holdings in a report on Monday, July 17th. They set a “buy” rating and a $105.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Post Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 9th. Finally, Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Post Holdings in a report on Friday, July 7th.

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Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Post Holdings by 3.4% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,197,967 shares of the company’s stock valued at $403,623,000 after buying an additional 171,948 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Post Holdings by 0.9% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,104,315 shares of the company’s stock valued at $396,350,000 after buying an additional 43,799 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of Post Holdings by 26.5% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,067,121 shares of the company’s stock valued at $393,462,000 after buying an additional 1,060,344 shares during the last quarter. Route One Investment Company L.P. boosted its position in shares of Post Holdings by 19.6% during the second quarter. Route One Investment Company L.P. now owns 4,168,083 shares of the company’s stock valued at $323,652,000 after buying an additional 683,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Post Holdings by 0.9% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,195,192 shares of the company’s stock valued at $170,451,000 after buying an additional 20,543 shares during the last quarter.

Post Holdings (NYSE POST) traded up 0.466% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $87.295. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 82,469 shares. The stock’s market cap is $5.78 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $85.86 and its 200-day moving average is $83.38. Post Holdings has a 12 month low of $68.76 and a 12 month high of $89.04.

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 billion. Post Holdings had a positive return on equity of 6.53% and a negative net margin of 0.06%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.62 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Post Holdings will post $2.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Post Holdings

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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