Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 1.8% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 12,549 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 224 shares during the period. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Post were worth $1,305,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Post by 0.5% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,439,308 shares of the company’s stock worth $217,408,000 after buying an additional 11,684 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG raised its holdings in Post by 62.3% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 103,671 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,237,000 after purchasing an additional 39,776 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue grew its position in shares of Post by 22.7% during the 1st quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 9,222 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,008,000 after buying an additional 1,707 shares during the period. Sciencast Management LP acquired a new position in shares of Post during the 1st quarter worth about $276,000. Finally, Country Trust Bank grew its position in shares of Post by 4.5% during the 1st quarter. Country Trust Bank now owns 280,672 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,706,000 after buying an additional 12,148 shares during the period. 91.54% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of POST traded up $0.21 on Thursday, hitting $95.38. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 33,066 shares, compared to its average volume of 645,973. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.97. The business has a fifty day moving average of $105.74. Post Holdings Inc has a fifty-two week low of $83.88 and a fifty-two week high of $113.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.89 and a beta of 0.24.

Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 1st. The company reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by ($0.05). Post had a net margin of 2.90% and a return on equity of 11.15%. The business had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.46 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.06 earnings per share. Post’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts expect that Post Holdings Inc will post 4.77 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on POST. ValuEngine lowered Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Piper Jaffray Companies lowered Post from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price on shares of Post in a research report on Friday, May 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Post from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $107.00 to $134.00 in a research report on Monday, May 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Post presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $122.00.

Post Profile

Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Refrigerated Food, and Active Nutrition segments. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products.

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