Analysts expect Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) to report earnings of $1.13 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for Post’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.95 to $1.24. Post posted earnings per share of $1.06 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 6.6%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, May 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Post will report full year earnings of $5.00 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.58 to $5.32. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $5.94 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.56 to $6.27. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Post.

Post (NYSE:POST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.11. Post had a return on equity of 10.53% and a net margin of 4.78%. The business had revenue of $1.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.39 billion.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on POST. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $121.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Post from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $115.00 to $109.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 24th. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price objective on Post from $114.00 to $120.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Finally, SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on Post to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Post currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $115.63.

In other Post news, Director Robert E. Grote sold 750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.89, for a total value of $74,917.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,950 shares in the company, valued at approximately $694,235.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director William P. Stiritz purchased 35,755 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $97.75 per share, for a total transaction of $3,495,051.25. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,692,108 shares in the company, valued at $263,153,557. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 170,094 shares of company stock valued at $16,488,054 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 8.10% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lifted its position in shares of Post by 8,813.0% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 2,290,017 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,000 after buying an additional 2,264,324 shares during the last quarter. JOYN Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Post by 93.4% during the 4th quarter. JOYN Advisors Inc. now owns 468 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,000 after buying an additional 226 shares during the last quarter. Doyle Wealth Management purchased a new position in shares of Post during the 4th quarter valued at $74,000. North Star Investment Management Corp. lifted its position in shares of Post by 1,283.3% during the 1st quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 830 shares of the company’s stock valued at $91,000 after buying an additional 770 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Post by 331.9% during the 4th quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,287 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 989 shares during the last quarter.

NYSE:POST traded up $1.10 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $112.38. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 331,402 shares, compared to its average volume of 611,519. The company has a market capitalization of $7.43 billion, a PE ratio of 27.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.69 and a beta of 0.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01, a current ratio of 1.56 and a quick ratio of 0.93. Post has a 12 month low of $73.58 and a 12 month high of $112.59.

Post Company 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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