Post (NYSE:POST) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.32 EPS

Post (NYSE:POST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $1.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.32, Briefing.com reports. Post had a net margin of 2.19% and a return on equity of 11.65%. The business had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.41 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.08 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Shares of POST stock opened at $99.91 on Friday. Post has a one year low of $83.88 and a one year high of $113.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.97, a quick ratio of 1.23 and a current ratio of 2.02. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $103.09 and a 200 day moving average price of $104.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.29.

Several equities analysts recently commented on POST shares. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Post in a research report on Monday, November 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 12th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of Post from $115.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 11th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $116.00 price target on shares of Post in a research report on Monday, November 11th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Post currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $120.78.

In related news, insider Mark W. Westphal purchased 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 29th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $98.13 per share, with a total value of $196,260.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 40,703 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,994,185.39. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 8.10% of the company’s stock.

About Post

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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