Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Post Holdings (POST) Stock Price
News articles about Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Post Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4266063045576 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) Downgraded to “Strong Sell” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Technical Facts to Know Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) moves 26.60% away from One Year Low – Voice Of Analysts (analystsbuzz.com)
- Wells Fargo & Company Boosts Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) Price Target to $106.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Citi’s Lehman Settlement Closes Door on 2008 Post-Mortem (wsj.com)
Shares of Post Holdings (NYSE POST) opened at 86.88 on Monday. Post Holdings has a 52 week low of $68.76 and a 52 week high of $89.04. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $85.50 and its 200 day moving average price is $83.37. The firm’s market cap is $5.75 billion.
Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.25 billion. Post Holdings had a negative net margin of 0.06% and a positive return on equity of 6.53%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.62 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Post Holdings will post $2.69 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on POST shares. BMO Capital Markets raised Post Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $106.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Post Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday. Barclays PLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Post Holdings in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $101.17.
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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