Post (POST) Getting Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Post (NYSE:POST) have trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Post earned a media sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5038114916232 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

POST has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Citigroup set a $110.00 price target on Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 price target on Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Post from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.25.

Shares of Post (POST) traded down $1.44 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $80.60. The company had a trading volume of 662,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 788,667. The company has a current ratio of 3.71, a quick ratio of 2.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56. The firm has a market cap of $5,340.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 268.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.09. Post has a twelve month low of $75.76 and a twelve month high of $89.04.

Post (NYSE:POST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.93 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. Post had a return on equity of 7.31% and a net margin of 0.92%. Post’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.61 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Post will post 3.9 EPS for the current year.

In other Post news, Director David W. Kemper acquired 2,500 shares of Post stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were bought at an average price of $79.86 per share, with a total value of $199,650.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 6,700 shares in the company, valued at $535,062. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 7.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Post

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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