Shares of TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $57.05.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on THS. Wells Fargo & Co began coverage on Tradeweb Markets in a research report on Monday, April 29th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine lowered Whiting USA Trust II from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 7th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $11.00 target price on Coty and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 27th. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on Willis Towers Watson to $200.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, March 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on Comerica to $78.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday.

In related news, SVP Maurice Alkemade sold 2,789 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.46, for a total transaction of $146,310.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, COO Clifford Braun sold 2,103 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.77, for a total value of $121,490.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 17,398 shares of company stock worth $982,472 over the last three months. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its position in TreeHouse Foods by 34.8% during the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 778 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,000 after buying an additional 201 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its position in TreeHouse Foods by 287.2% in the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 573 shares of the company’s stock worth $36,000 after purchasing an additional 425 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its position in TreeHouse Foods by 6,304.9% in the 4th quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 870,168 shares of the company’s stock worth $44,127,000 after purchasing an additional 856,582 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in TreeHouse Foods by 3.8% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 544,375 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,605,000 after purchasing an additional 20,018 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP acquired a new position in TreeHouse Foods in the 4th quarter worth about $1,689,000.

Shares of TreeHouse Foods stock traded up $0.97 on Tuesday, reaching $57.09. 486,968 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 483,053. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $54.76. The stock has a market cap of $3.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.64 and a quick ratio of 0.62. TreeHouse Foods has a fifty-two week low of $41.18 and a fifty-two week high of $67.88.

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.31 billion. TreeHouse Foods had a positive return on equity of 5.61% and a negative net margin of 0.97%. TreeHouse Foods’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.18 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts anticipate that TreeHouse Foods will post 2.35 EPS for the current year.

About TreeHouse Foods

TreeHouse Foods, Inc operates as a food and beverage manufacturer in the United States, Canada, and Italy. The company operates through Baked Goods, Beverages, Condiments, Meals, and Snacks segments. The Baked Goods segment offers candies, cookies, crackers, in-store bakery products, pita chips, pretzels, refrigerated dough, retail griddle waffles, pancakes, and French toasts.

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