Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) VP Thomas Emmet Oneill III sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.32, for a total transaction of $90,640.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 135,019 shares in the company, valued at $6,119,061.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) traded up $0.60 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $47.05. 853,138 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 789,942. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 2.16. The stock has a market cap of $2,603.29, a P/E ratio of 15.53, a PEG ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.49. Treehouse Foods, Inc. has a 12-month low of $40.26 and a 12-month high of $90.42.

Treehouse Foods (NYSE:THS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $1.55 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.52 billion. Treehouse Foods had a negative net margin of 4.06% and a positive return on equity of 6.61%. The business’s revenue was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.70 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Treehouse Foods, Inc. will post 2.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Treehouse Foods declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 2nd that allows the company to repurchase $400.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

Several brokerages recently commented on THS. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Treehouse Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Treehouse Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Jefferies Group set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Treehouse Foods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. UBS began coverage on shares of Treehouse Foods in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $70.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares reissued a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Treehouse Foods in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Treehouse Foods presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.51.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in shares of Treehouse Foods by 12.2% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 5,133,963 shares of the company’s stock worth $347,723,000 after buying an additional 557,363 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Treehouse Foods by 0.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,668,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $381,400,000 after buying an additional 16,592 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Treehouse Foods by 1.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,574,766 shares of the company’s stock worth $373,713,000 after buying an additional 56,356 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Treehouse Foods by 2.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,866,371 shares of the company’s stock worth $315,843,000 after buying an additional 87,098 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Treehouse Foods by 4.6% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,691,824 shares of the company’s stock worth $301,585,000 after buying an additional 161,421 shares during the last quarter.

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Treehouse Foods Company Profile

TreeHouse Foods, Inc is a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer. The Company’s segments include North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export. The Company manufactures a range of shelf stable, refrigerated, fresh and frozen products. Its product categories include beverages, salad dressings, snack nuts, beverage enhancers, pickles, sauces, cereals, pasta and dry dinners, cookies and crackers, retail bakery, aseptic products, jams and other products.

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