Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 68.2% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 47,779 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,371 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned 0.07% of Post worth $4,217,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of POST. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Post by 22.6% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 202,290 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,708,000 after buying an additional 37,241 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in Post by 1.8% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 670,209 shares of the company’s stock valued at $52,041,000 after buying an additional 11,636 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its holdings in Post by 25.8% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 57,125 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,436,000 after buying an additional 11,733 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in Post by 76.2% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 24,969 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,939,000 after buying an additional 10,801 shares during the period. Finally, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its holdings in Post by 1.9% in the second quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 80,219 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,229,000 after buying an additional 1,531 shares during the period.

Shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) opened at $77.56 on Thursday. Post Holdings Inc has a 52 week low of $75.76 and a 52 week high of $89.04. The company has a quick ratio of 2.90, a current ratio of 3.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56. The firm has a market cap of $5,180.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 258.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 0.09.

Post (NYSE:POST) last posted its quarterly 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). Post had a net margin of 0.92% and a return on equity of 7.31%. The company had revenue of $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.61 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Post Holdings Inc will post 3.71 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms recently issued reports on POST. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on shares of Post from $96.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 target price on shares of Post in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Post from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $106.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.25.

In related news, Director David W. Kemper purchased 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $79.86 per share, with a total value of $199,650.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 6,700 shares in the company, valued at approximately $535,062. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders own 7.40% of the company’s stock.

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Post 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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