Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday.

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Vertical Research lowered shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price (up from $95.00) on shares of Post Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Vertical Group lowered shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $90.00 price target on shares of Post Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.75.

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) traded up 1.55% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $79.98. The stock had a trading volume of 709,401 shares. Post Holdings has a one year low of $68.76 and a one year high of $89.04. The company has a market cap of $5.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 119.02 and a beta of 0.08. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $80.63 and a 200-day moving average price of $82.86.

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion. Post Holdings had a return on equity of 6.40% and a net margin of 1.20%. Post Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.87 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Post Holdings will post $2.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Private Trust Co. NA boosted its stake in shares of Post Holdings by 2.6% in the first quarter. Private Trust Co. NA now owns 2,858 shares of the company’s stock worth $250,000 after buying an additional 72 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Post Holdings by 0.3% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 30,366 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,658,000 after buying an additional 86 shares during the period. Marietta Investment Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Post Holdings by 2.7% in the first quarter. Marietta Investment Partners LLC now owns 3,223 shares of the company’s stock worth $282,000 after buying an additional 86 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC boosted its stake in shares of Post Holdings by 2.2% in the second quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 4,194 shares of the company’s stock worth $326,000 after buying an additional 91 shares during the period. Finally, Utah Retirement Systems raised its stake in shares of Post Holdings by 0.9% in the first quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 11,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,033,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter.

About Post Holdings

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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