Equities analysts expect that Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) will post earnings per share of $0.63 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have made estimates for Post Holdings’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.60 to $0.65. Post Holdings reported earnings of $0.62 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 1.6%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd.

On average, analysts expect that Post Holdings will report full year earnings of $2.52 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.50 to $2.54. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $2.98 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.91 to $3.04. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover Post Holdings.

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.05. Post Holdings had a negative return on equity of 0.99% and a negative net margin of 0.32%. The business had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.87 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on POST shares. Vertical Group lowered Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Vertical Research lowered Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target (up from $95.00) on shares of Post Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 22nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price target on shares of Post Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $93.33.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Post Holdings by 1.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,060,516 shares of the company’s stock worth $442,896,000 after buying an additional 78,049 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Post Holdings by 13,702.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,026,019 shares of the company’s stock worth $439,879,000 after buying an additional 4,989,606 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of Post Holdings by 16.0% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,006,777 shares of the company’s stock worth $350,673,000 after buying an additional 553,741 shares during the last quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT raised its position in shares of Post Holdings by 16.4% in the first quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 3,700,317 shares of the company’s stock worth $323,852,000 after buying an additional 522,288 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Route One Investment Company L.P. raised its position in shares of Post Holdings by 19.6% in the fourth quarter. Route One Investment Company L.P. now owns 3,485,083 shares of the company’s stock worth $280,166,000 after buying an additional 570,000 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Post Holdings (NYSE POST) traded down 0.30% on Friday, reaching $83.67. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 759,359 shares. Post Holdings has a 52 week low of $68.76 and a 52 week high of $89.04. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $82.09 and a 200 day moving average of $82.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 124.51 and a beta of 0.17.

About Post Holdings

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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