Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $104.67.

POST has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Citigroup set a $110.00 price target on Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target for the company in a research report on Saturday, October 28th. BidaskClub lowered Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 21st. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 price target on Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th.

Post (NYSE POST) traded down $0.02 on Friday, reaching $79.38. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 554,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 797,408. The company has a market cap of $5,256.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 233.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56, a current ratio of 3.71 and a quick ratio of 2.90. Post has a fifty-two week low of $75.76 and a fifty-two week high of $89.04.

Post (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.93 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $1.45 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. Post had a net margin of 0.92% and a return on equity of 7.31%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.61 EPS. analysts anticipate that Post will post 3.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director David W. Kemper bought 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $79.86 per share, with a total value of $199,650.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,700 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $535,062. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 7.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Affinity Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of Post in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $205,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Post in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $208,000. South State Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Post in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $208,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new stake in shares of Post in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $210,000. Finally, ETRADE Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Post in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $218,000.

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Post 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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