Chiron Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 23.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,078 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 400 shares during the quarter. Chiron Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Post were worth $185,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in Post by 8,813.0% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 2,290,017 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,000 after acquiring an additional 2,264,324 shares during the period. JOYN Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Post by 93.4% in the fourth quarter. JOYN Advisors Inc. now owns 468 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,000 after acquiring an additional 226 shares during the period. Doyle Wealth Management acquired a new position in Post in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $74,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Post by 331.9% in the fourth quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,287 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 989 shares during the period. Finally, Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. acquired a new position in Post in the third quarter valued at approximately $128,000.
A number of brokerages have commented on POST. ValuEngine upgraded Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Post from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 25th. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Post from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $115.00 to $109.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 24th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $114.00 target price on Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 25th. Finally, Barclays restated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Post currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $113.75.
Shares of NYSE POST opened at $102.36 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01, a current ratio of 1.56 and a quick ratio of 0.93. The company has a market cap of $6.78 billion, a PE ratio of 25.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.37 and a beta of 0.22. Post Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $70.66 and a 12-month high of $104.41.
Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 31st. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $1.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.39 billion. Post had a return on equity of 10.53% and a net margin of 4.78%. On average, analysts predict that Post Holdings Inc will post 5 earnings per share for the current year.
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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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