Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank continued to hold its position in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,004 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Post Holdings were worth $175,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Post Holdings by 14.4% in the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 5,101 shares of the company’s stock valued at $446,000 after buying an additional 643 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank increased its position in Post Holdings by 31.4% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 63,172 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,316,000 after buying an additional 15,100 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Post Holdings by 5.9% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 658,573 shares of the company’s stock valued at $57,638,000 after buying an additional 36,790 shares during the last quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. increased its position in Post Holdings by 11.9% in the first quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. now owns 40,353 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,532,000 after buying an additional 4,295 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Flinton Capital Management LLC increased its position in Post Holdings by 5.6% in the first quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 15,334 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,342,000 after buying an additional 816 shares during the last quarter.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)

Shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE POST) opened at 80.79 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 120.22 and a beta of 0.17. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $82.45 and its 200 day moving average is $82.29. Post Holdings Inc has a 12 month low of $68.76 and a 12 month high of $89.04.

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.05. Post Holdings had a return on equity of 7.23% and a net margin of 1.37%. The business had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.87 earnings per share. Post Holdings’s revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Post Holdings Inc will post $2.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms have recently issued reports on POST. TheStreet downgraded shares of Post Holdings from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 target price on shares of Post Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Post Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, Vertical Group lowered shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.33.

Post Holdings 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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