Swiss National Bank Lowers Stake in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST)


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Swiss National Bank reduced its stake in shares of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) by 1.0% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 145,400 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.22% of Post worth $14,687,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of POST. NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Post during the third quarter valued at $35,000. Signaturefd LLC boosted its stake in shares of Post by 45.7% during the third quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 402 shares of the company’s stock valued at $35,000 after purchasing an additional 126 shares during the period. Prospera Financial Services Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Post during the third quarter valued at $41,000. Captrust Financial Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Post by 13.6% during the third quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 1,531 shares of the company’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 183 shares during the period. Finally, KBC Group NV purchased a new stake in shares of Post during the third quarter valued at $192,000. 87.50% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of POST stock opened at $97.76 on Tuesday. Post Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $68.97 and a 1-year high of $104.89. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $98.21 and its 200 day moving average is $93.24. The company has a market cap of $6.29 billion, a P/E ratio of -3,257.58 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.46, a current ratio of 2.35 and a quick ratio of 1.73.

Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 4th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.08. Post had a return on equity of 6.45% and a net margin of 0.01%. The company had revenue of $1.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.42 billion. On average, analysts anticipate that Post Holdings, Inc. will post 3.73 EPS for the current year.

In other Post news, SVP Bradly A. Harper sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.85, for a total value of $93,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,003 shares in the company, valued at $844,931.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 9.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on POST shares. DA Davidson lowered their price objective on shares of Post from $117.00 to $109.00 in a research note on Monday, November 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Post from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $104.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 22nd. Citigroup lifted their price objective on shares of Post from $110.00 to $116.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 10th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upped their target price on Post from $110.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, February 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $108.70.

Post Profile

Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Foodservice, Refrigerated Retail, and BellRing Brands. 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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