Rothschild Asset Management Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) by 2.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 302,460 shares of the company’s stock after selling 8,553 shares during the period. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. owned 0.44% of Post worth $22,915,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Post by 2.3% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,372,840 shares of the company’s stock worth $425,692,000 after buying an additional 118,404 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Post by 46.5% during the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,312,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $183,196,000 after purchasing an additional 734,100 shares during the last quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Post by 11.8% during the 1st quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,667,777 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,351,000 after purchasing an additional 176,183 shares during the last quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of Post by 371.0% during the 4th quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. now owns 985,710 shares of the company’s stock valued at $78,098,000 after purchasing an additional 776,411 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL lifted its holdings in shares of Post by 17.5% during the 4th quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 842,787 shares of the company’s stock valued at $66,774,000 after purchasing an additional 125,663 shares during the last quarter.
Several analysts have recently commented on POST shares. ValuEngine lowered Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Post from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Post in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Vertical Group upgraded Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Wells Fargo decreased their price objective on Post from $106.00 to $90.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $99.86.
Shares of Post opened at $75.50 on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.28, a PEG ratio of 2.50 and a beta of -0.08. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 2.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.36. Post Holdings has a 1 year low of $70.66 and a 1 year high of $88.93.
Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.08 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.55 billion. Post had a return on equity of 9.07% and a net margin of 5.94%. The business’s revenue was up 26.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.55 EPS. analysts forecast that Post Holdings will post 4.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Post Company Profile
Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It manufactures and sells ready-to-eat cereal and hot cereal, egg, refrigerated potato, cheese and other dairy case, and pasta products; and markets and distributes ready-to-drink beverages, bars, powders and other nutritional supplements.
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