Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group increased their Q3 2021 EPS estimates for shares of Post in a report issued on Tuesday, January 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst R. Dickerson now anticipates that the company will earn $1.17 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.11. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Post’s Q4 2021 earnings at $1.28 EPS, Q1 2022 earnings at $1.20 EPS and Q3 2022 earnings at $1.36 EPS.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. DA Davidson dropped their price objective on Post from $117.00 to $109.00 in a report on Monday, November 23rd. BidaskClub lowered Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Post has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $108.45.
Post (NYSE:POST) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 18th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.74 by ($0.16). The company had revenue of $1.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.44 billion. Post had a negative net margin of 2.05% and a positive return on equity of 8.53%.
In other news, SVP Bradly A. Harper sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.85, for a total value of $93,850.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 9,003 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $844,931.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 8.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of POST. NEXT Financial Group Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Post during the third quarter worth $35,000. Signaturefd LLC boosted its position in Post by 45.7% during the 3rd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 402 shares of the company’s stock worth $35,000 after acquiring an additional 126 shares during the last quarter. Prospera Financial Services Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Post in the third quarter valued at about $41,000. Captrust Financial Advisors increased its holdings in Post by 13.6% during the third quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 1,531 shares of the company’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 183 shares during the last quarter. Finally, KBC Group NV bought a new stake in Post in the third quarter valued at approximately $192,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.59% of the company’s stock.
Post Company Profile
Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Foodservice, Refrigerated Retail, and BellRing Brands. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products.
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