Post (POST) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

Post (NYSE: POST) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 2/4/2019 – Post had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $114.00 to $120.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 2/4/2019 – Post had its price target raised by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. to $115.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2019 – Post was given a new $114.00 price target on by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2019 – Post was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $109.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $115.00.
  • 1/23/2019 – Post was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Post Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company’s products are manufactured through a production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Its portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb. Post Holdings Inc. is based in St. Louis, Missouri. “
  • 1/17/2019 – Post was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Post Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company’s products are manufactured through a production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Its portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb. Post Holdings Inc. is based in St. Louis, Missouri. “
  • 1/1/2019 – Post was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Post Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company’s products are manufactured through a production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Its portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb. Post Holdings Inc. is based in St. Louis, Missouri. “
  • 12/25/2018 – Post was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Post Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company’s products are manufactured through a production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Its portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb. Post Holdings Inc. is based in St. Louis, Missouri. “

NYSE POST opened at $100.77 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $6.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.70, a P/E/G ratio of 3.27 and a beta of 0.22. The company has a current ratio of 1.56, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01. Post Holdings Inc has a fifty-two week low of $70.66 and a fifty-two week high of $102.78.

Post (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 31st. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $1.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.39 billion. Post had a return on equity of 10.53% and a net margin of 4.78%. Equities analysts anticipate that Post Holdings Inc will post 5 EPS for the current year.



In other Post news, Director William P. Stiritz bought 134,059 shares of Post stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 6th. The shares were bought at an average price of $96.71 per share, for a total transaction of $12,964,845.89. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,659,862 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $257,235,254.02. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 8.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Post by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,805,430 shares of the company’s stock valued at $517,437,000 after purchasing an additional 231,242 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Post by 2.7% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,758,597 shares of the company’s stock valued at $564,573,000 after purchasing an additional 149,137 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc raised its holdings in shares of Post by 2.7% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 5,758,597 shares of the company’s stock valued at $564,573,000 after buying an additional 149,137 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its holdings in shares of Post by 8,813.0% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 2,290,017 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,000 after buying an additional 2,264,324 shares during the period. Finally, Levin Capital Strategies L.P. raised its holdings in shares of Post by 6.9% in the 4th quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. now owns 1,160,170 shares of the company’s stock valued at $103,406,000 after buying an additional 74,451 shares during the period.

Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Refrigerated Food, and Active Nutrition segments. 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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