Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) by 4.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,900 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s holdings in Treehouse Foods were worth $1,217,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Treehouse Foods by 0.4% in the first quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 6,927 shares of the company’s stock worth $586,000 after buying an additional 28 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in Treehouse Foods by 4.7% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 2,118 shares of the company’s stock worth $179,000 after buying an additional 96 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its position in Treehouse Foods by 0.4% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 26,846 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,273,000 after buying an additional 104 shares during the last quarter. Tdam USA Inc. boosted its position in Treehouse Foods by 0.5% in the first quarter. Tdam USA Inc. now owns 25,019 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,118,000 after buying an additional 127 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV boosted its position in Treehouse Foods by 4.9% in the first quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV now owns 3,040 shares of the company’s stock worth $257,000 after buying an additional 143 shares during the last quarter.

Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) traded up 0.86% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $70.24. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,067,731 shares. The company’s market cap is $4.02 billion. Treehouse Foods, Inc. has a 12-month low of $62.64 and a 12-month high of $97.62. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $79.18 and its 200-day moving average is $81.64.

Treehouse Foods (NYSE:THS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.52 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.54 billion. Treehouse Foods had a positive return on equity of 6.54% and a negative net margin of 3.90%. Treehouse Foods’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.54 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Treehouse Foods, Inc. will post $3.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research firms have recently weighed in on THS. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price objective on shares of Treehouse Foods in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Treehouse Foods in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut Treehouse Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Vertical Group cut Treehouse Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $100.61 to $62.64 in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $93.00 price objective on shares of Treehouse Foods in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Treehouse Foods presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.29.

In other news, SVP Erik Thomas Kahler sold 5,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.34, for a total value of $452,238.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 28,857 shares in the company, valued at $2,289,514.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 3.50% of the company’s stock.

About Treehouse Foods

TreeHouse Foods, Inc is a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer. The Company’s segments include North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export. The Company manufactures a range of shelf stable, refrigerated, fresh and frozen products. Its product categories include beverages, salad dressings, snack nuts, beverage enhancers, pickles, sauces, cereals, pasta and dry dinners, cookies and crackers, retail bakery, aseptic products, jams and other products.

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

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