Shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $110.17.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Post from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on shares of Post in a report on Thursday, August 16th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $115.00 target price on the stock. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 target price (up previously from $105.00) on shares of Post in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co set a $111.00 target price on shares of Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 target price on shares of Post in a report on Friday, August 3rd.

NYSE POST traded down $0.34 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $98.23. The company had a trading volume of 3,392 shares, compared to its average volume of 478,304. Post has a fifty-two week low of $70.66 and a fifty-two week high of $101.43. The company has a market cap of $6.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.77, a P/E/G ratio of 1.68 and a beta of -0.17. The company has a current ratio of 1.94, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35.

Post (NYSE:POST) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.13 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $1.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.58 billion. Post had a net margin of 8.18% and a return on equity of 10.41%. The firm’s revenue was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.63 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Post will post 4.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Post by 113.5% during the 1st quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,467 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 780 shares during the period. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Post during the 2nd quarter valued at $136,000. Toronto Dominion Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Post during the 2nd quarter valued at $181,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Post during the 2nd quarter valued at $211,000. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Post during the 2nd quarter valued at $213,000.

Post Company Profile

Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It manufactures and sells ready-to-eat cereal and hot cereal, egg, refrigerated potato, cheese and other dairy case, and pasta products; and markets and distributes ready-to-drink beverages, bars, powders and other nutritional supplements.

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