Ensign Peak Advisors Inc Sells 1,465 Shares of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST)

Ensign Peak Advisors Inc reduced its position in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) by 2.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 67,811 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,465 shares during the period. Ensign Peak Advisors Inc owned 0.11% of Post worth $7,356,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the business. London Co. of Virginia grew its holdings in Post by 1.5% during the 1st quarter. London Co. of Virginia now owns 2,548,103 shares of the company’s stock valued at $269,386,000 after buying an additional 37,787 shares in the last quarter. Factorial Partners LLC grew its holdings in Post by 19,919.3% during the 1st quarter. Factorial Partners LLC now owns 940,908 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,900,000 after buying an additional 936,208 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in Post by 18.3% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 668,419 shares of the company’s stock valued at $72,503,000 after buying an additional 103,363 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in Post by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 509,329 shares of the company’s stock valued at $53,846,000 after buying an additional 23,616 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia purchased a new position in Post during the 2nd quarter valued at about $52,247,000. 91.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of POST opened at $105.89 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $6.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 38.09 and a beta of 0.81. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $109.74 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $110.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.45, a current ratio of 2.26 and a quick ratio of 1.54. Post Holdings, Inc. has a 1 year low of $85.12 and a 1 year high of $117.91.

Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 5th. The company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.50 billion. Post had a return on equity of 5.84% and a net margin of 3.26%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Post Holdings, Inc. will post 2.81 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently commented on POST shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Post from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $117.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, October 4th. TheStreet lowered Post from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, August 2nd. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on Post from $134.00 to $128.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $121.63.

In other Post news, Director Robert E. Grote sold 2,850 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.05, for a total value of $327,892.50. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 11,912 shares in the company, valued at $1,370,475.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director David P. Skarie sold 850 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.51, for a total value of $94,783.50. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 27,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,037,866.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 9.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Post Company Profile

Post Holdings, Inc is a consumer packaged goods holding company, which engages in operating of center-of-the-store, refrigerated, foodservice, food ingredient, active nutrition, and private brand food categories. It operates through the following segments: Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Foodservice, Refrigerated Retail, and BellRing Brands.

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