News stories about Post (NYSE:POST) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Post earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 41.9852175507937 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Pier 1 Imports Inc Stock Plunges Post-Earnings (investorplace.com)
- Global Mobile Wallet Market Trends 2017 Google Inc, Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co., PayPal Holdings Inc (itbusinessnet.com)
- FFI acquires Aussie post-production firm Buff Dubs (digitallook.com)
- BRIEF-Post Holdings Says CEO Robert Vitale’s FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $8.6 Mln (reuters.com)
- $1.43 Billion in Sales Expected for Post Holdings Inc (POST) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
POST has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Post from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 9th. BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Post from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $106.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Post in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company increased their price objective on shares of Post from $96.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.25.
Post (NYSE:POST) traded down $0.61 during trading on Thursday, hitting $77.60. 527,158 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 801,784. Post has a one year low of $75.76 and a one year high of $89.04. The firm has a market cap of $5,130.00, a PE ratio of 29.25, a P/E/G ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56, a current ratio of 3.71 and a quick ratio of 2.90.
Post (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by ($0.05). Post had a return on equity of 7.31% and a net margin of 0.92%. The firm had revenue of $1.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.61 earnings per share. Post’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Post will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director David W. Kemper purchased 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $79.86 per share, with a total value of $199,650.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 6,700 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $535,062. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 7.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Post Company Profile
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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