North Star Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) by 13.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 70,981 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 8,150 shares during the period. North Star Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.13% of TreeHouse Foods worth $6,189,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC increased its stake in TreeHouse Foods by 5.5% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,451,066 shares of the company’s stock valued at $456,902,000 after buying an additional 232,226 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in TreeHouse Foods by 2.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,088,281 shares of the company’s stock valued at $419,661,000 after buying an additional 97,713 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in TreeHouse Foods by 2.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,641,827 shares of the company’s stock valued at $168,534,000 after buying an additional 46,466 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in TreeHouse Foods by 20.6% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,076,010 shares of the company’s stock valued at $93,343,000 after buying an additional 183,695 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its stake in TreeHouse Foods by 1.3% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 687,318 shares of the company’s stock valued at $71,722,000 after buying an additional 9,133 shares during the last quarter.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS)

TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) traded up 1.10% on Wednesday, reaching $65.96. 882,870 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $82.29 and its 200 day moving average price is $92.27. TreeHouse Foods Inc. has a 52-week low of $62.64 and a 52-week high of $104.53. The company has a market cap of $3.74 billion, a PE ratio of 40.39 and a beta of 0.50.

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.08. TreeHouse Foods had a net margin of 1.65% and a return on equity of 5.70%. The business had revenue of $1.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.64 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.86 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 98.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that TreeHouse Foods Inc. will post $2.82 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $98.00 target price on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TreeHouse Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. Susquehanna set a $88.00 target price on shares of TreeHouse Foods and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday. SunTrust Banks Inc. downgraded shares of TreeHouse Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $104.71.

In related news, VP Thomas Emmet Oneill III sold 6,000 shares of TreeHouse Foods stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.00, for a total transaction of $582,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 145,138 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,078,386. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

About TreeHouse Foods

TreeHouse Foods, Inc is a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturing company. The Company’s segments include North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export. It manufactures a range of shelf stable, refrigerated and fresh products. Its product categories include beverages, salad dressings, snacks, beverage enhancers, pickles, Mexican and other sauces, soup and infant feeding, cereals, dry dinners, aseptic products, jams and other products.

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