Stock of the Day: Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Up in 2016 Q2

December 1, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Stock of the Day: Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index  Up in  2016 Q2

Sentiment for Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST)

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) institutional sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.03, from 1.16 in 2016Q1. The ratio is better, as 146 investment professionals increased and started new positions, while 126 sold and decreased stakes in Post Holdings Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 66.97 million shares, down from 74.63 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Post Holdings Inc in their top 10 positions increased from 8 to 14 for an increase of 6. Sold All: 32 Reduced: 94 Increased: 85 New Position: 61.

Post Holdings, Inc. is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The company has a market cap of $4.78 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions, namely, Post Consumer Brands, Michael Foods Group, Active Nutrition and Private Brands. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s Post Consumer Brands segment includes the Post Foods branded ready-to-eat cereal activities and the business of MOM Brands.

About 664,167 shares traded hands. Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has risen 7.43% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.51% the S&P500.

Analysts await Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $0.55 earnings per share, up 5.77% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.52 per share. POST’s profit will be $34.96 million for 34.18 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by Post Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.84% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Post Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company’s products are manufactured through a production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Its portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb. Post Holdings Inc. is based in St. Louis, Missouri.”

Richmond Hill Investments Llc holds 26.8% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc for 508,777 shares. Ratan Capital Management Lp owns 531,406 shares or 21.85% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Richmond Hill Investment Co. Lp has 21.15% invested in the company for 182,199 shares. The California-based Route One Investment Company L.P. has invested 12.66% in the stock. Bridger Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 1.11 million shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $7.19 million net activity.

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Post’s analysts are positive. Out of 10 Wall Street analysts rating Post, 10 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $65 while the high is $90. The stock’s average target of $77.80 is 3.46% above today’s ($75.2) share price. POST was included in 14 notes of analysts from August 10, 2015. As per Thursday, June 23, the company rating was upgraded by BB&T Capital. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, May 26. The rating was initiated by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, December 15 with “Hold”. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) earned “Buy” rating by TheStreet on Monday, August 17. BMO Capital Markets reinitiated Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) on Monday, August 24 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy” on Monday, October 26. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by SunTrust. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of POST in a report on Monday, November 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research given on Friday, May 6.

POST Company Profile

Post Holdings, Inc., incorporated on September 22, 2011, is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The Firm operates in the center-of-the-store, foodservice, ingredient, refrigerated, active nutrition and private label food categories. The Firm operates through four divisions, including Post Consumer Brands, which includes the business of MOM Brands Company (MOM Brands); Michael Foods Group, which includes the business of MFI Holding Corporation; Active Nutrition, which includes the business of Premier Nutrition Corporation and Dymatize Enterprises, LLC, and Private Brands, which includes the business of Golden Boy Foods Ltd., American Blanching Company and Attune Foods, LLC. The Company’s products are sold through various channels, such as grocery, club and drug stores, mass merchandisers, foodservice, ingredient and through the Internet.

Another recent and important Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) news was published by Fool.com which published an article titled: “Loss Shrinks as Post Holdings Inc. Focuses on Cost-Cutting” on November 18, 2016.

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