UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 21.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 51,779 shares of the company’s stock after selling 13,775 shares during the quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. owned 0.08% of Post worth $4,102,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Post by 10.5% in the 4th quarter. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC now owns 8,057 shares of the company’s stock worth $638,000 after purchasing an additional 763 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in Post by 33.3% in the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $318,000 after purchasing an additional 900 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Post by 11.3% in the 3rd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 10,766 shares of the company’s stock worth $950,000 after purchasing an additional 1,092 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its holdings in Post by 53.8% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,375 shares of the company’s stock worth $267,000 after purchasing an additional 1,181 shares during the period. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its holdings in Post by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 281,455 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,843,000 after purchasing an additional 1,351 shares during the period.
Shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) opened at $80.57 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 4.05, a quick ratio of 3.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47. The company has a market capitalization of $5,554.69, a PE ratio of 27.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28 and a beta of -0.03. Post Holdings Inc has a twelve month low of $71.06 and a twelve month high of $89.04.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co decreased their target price on Post from $106.00 to $90.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Vertical Group raised Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Citigroup set a $110.00 target price on Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 target price on Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Post has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $100.13.
In other Post news, CEO Robert V. Vitale purchased 2,720 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $73.72 per share, with a total value of $200,518.40. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 268,058 shares in the company, valued at $19,761,235.76. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director William P. Stiritz purchased 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $71.99 per share, for a total transaction of $7,199,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have acquired 104,073 shares of company stock worth $7,498,693. Insiders own 7.40% of the company’s stock.
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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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