SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC lessened its position in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 17.7% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 12,956 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,779 shares during the quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Post were worth $1,270,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Toronto Dominion Bank purchased a new stake in Post during the 2nd quarter valued at about $181,000. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC purchased a new stake in Post during the 2nd quarter valued at about $40,951,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in Post by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 137,360 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,816,000 after purchasing an additional 5,070 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new stake in Post during the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,562,000. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in Post by 1.9% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 285,829 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,653,000 after purchasing an additional 5,291 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of POST opened at $95.78 on Friday. Post Holdings Inc has a 52 week low of $70.66 and a 52 week high of $101.43. The company has a current ratio of 1.94, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.33 billion, a PE ratio of 35.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.25 and a beta of -0.14.

Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by ($0.07). Post had a return on equity of 10.41% and a net margin of 8.18%. The company had revenue of $1.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.58 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 26.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts predict that Post Holdings Inc will post 4.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

POST has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research note on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Post from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 18th. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 target price (up previously from $105.00) on shares of Post in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 target price on shares of Post in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Barclays began coverage on Post in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $105.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Post presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $110.25.

About Post

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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