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Post Holdings (NASDAQ:POST) Director Edwin H. Callison bought 500 shares of Post Holdings stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 26th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $35.67 per share, for a total transaction of $17,835.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $35,670. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of Post Holdings (NASDAQ:POST) traded up 0.66% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $36.56. The stock had a trading volume of 448,003 shares. Post Holdings has a 1-year low of $32.87 and a 1-year high of $60.63. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $42.97 and its 200-day moving average is $50.30. The company’s market cap is $1.639 billion.

Post Holdings (NASDAQ:POST) last released its earnings data on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported ($0.30) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.57. The company had revenue of $633.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $636.70 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Post Holdings will post $-0.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

POST has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Post Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. They now have a $35.20 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Post Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, August 12th. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $70.00. Finally, analysts at SunTrust downgraded shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $70.00. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Post Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.55.

Post Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:POST) is a consumer packaged goods holding company operating in the center-of-the-store, refrigerated, active nutrition and private label food categories.

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