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

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) Director William P. Stiritz purchased 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $71.99 per share, with a total value of $7,199,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE POST) traded up $1.02 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $75.77. 422,186 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,131,826. The company has a market capitalization of $4,950.00, a P/E ratio of 25.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.14 and a beta of -0.05. Post Holdings Inc has a 52 week low of $71.06 and a 52 week high of $89.04. The company has a quick ratio of 3.27, a current ratio of 4.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47.

Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by ($0.04). The business 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%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.62 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Post Holdings Inc will post 4.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

POST has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, October 28th. Citigroup set a $110.00 price target on shares of Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 price target on shares of Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Vertical Group raised shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $100.13.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Amalgamated Bank raised its stake in Post by 5.9% in the fourth quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 13,121 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,040,000 after buying an additional 734 shares in the last quarter. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Post by 10.5% in the fourth 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 last quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Post by 7.0% in the third quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC now owns 13,285 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,173,000 after purchasing an additional 867 shares during the last quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co grew its holdings in Post by 7.2% in the fourth quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 13,449 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,065,000 after purchasing an additional 898 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its holdings in shares of Post by 33.3% during the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the last quarter.

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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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