Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) Director David W. Kemper acquired 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $79.86 per share, with a total value of $199,650.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 6,700 shares in the company, valued at $535,062. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE POST) traded down $0.50 during trading on Monday, reaching $79.02. 600,310 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 799,307. The company has a market cap of $5,257.87, a P/E ratio of 29.67, a P/E/G ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56, a current ratio of 3.71 and a quick ratio of 2.90. Post Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $75.42 and a one year high of $89.04.

Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.93 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. Post had a return on equity of 7.31% and a net margin of 0.92%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 14.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.61 EPS. analysts anticipate that Post Holdings, Inc. will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on POST shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, October 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, October 28th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Wells Fargo & Company boosted their target price on shares of Post from $96.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 target price on shares of Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.25.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in POST. FMR LLC lifted its stake in Post by 26.5% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,067,121 shares of the company’s stock worth $393,462,000 after purchasing an additional 1,060,344 shares in the last quarter. Route One Investment Company L.P. raised its position in shares of Post by 19.6% during the 2nd quarter. Route One Investment Company L.P. now owns 4,168,083 shares of the company’s stock valued at $323,652,000 after buying an additional 683,000 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Post by 79.1% during the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,515,496 shares of the company’s stock valued at $117,678,000 after buying an additional 669,396 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Post by 70.1% during the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 986,881 shares of the company’s stock valued at $76,631,000 after buying an additional 406,791 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Oconnor LLC raised its position in shares of Post by 38.6% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Oconnor LLC now owns 1,451,116 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,679,000 after buying an additional 404,235 shares in the last quarter.

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Post Company Profile

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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