William P. Stiritz Acquires 100,000 Shares of Post Holdings Inc (POST) Stock

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) Director William P. Stiritz bought 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $71.99 per share, with a total value of $7,199,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Post Holdings Inc (POST) traded up $2.39 on Wednesday, reaching $74.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 851,281 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,158,387. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47, a quick ratio of 3.27 and a current ratio of 4.05. The company has a market capitalization of $4,920.00, a P/E ratio of 25.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.15 and a beta of -0.05. Post Holdings Inc has a twelve month low of $71.06 and a twelve month high of $89.04.

Post (NYSE:POST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $1.43 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.42 billion. Post had a return on equity of 7.90% and a net margin of 4.54%. Post’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.62 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Post Holdings Inc will post 4.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in POST. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Post in the second quarter worth $208,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new stake in shares of Post in the second quarter worth $210,000. State Street Corp grew its stake in shares of Post by 2.8% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,704,431 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,350,000 after acquiring an additional 46,702 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its stake in shares of Post by 82.9% in the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 4,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $342,000 after acquiring an additional 1,994 shares during the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its stake in shares of Post by 4.8% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 97,202 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,547,000 after acquiring an additional 4,435 shares during the last quarter.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 price objective on Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Wells Fargo & Co decreased their price objective on Post from $106.00 to $90.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Post from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $100.13.

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Post 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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