Post (NYSE:POST) had its price objective trimmed by Wells Fargo & Co from $127.00 to $120.00 in a report published on Tuesday morning, The Fly reports. The firm currently has an overweight rating on the stock.

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a buy rating and issued a $130.00 price objective on shares of Post in a research report on Thursday, February 6th. DA Davidson began coverage on Post in a research report on Thursday, January 23rd. They issued a buy rating and a $129.00 price objective for the company. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Post from $115.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, November 11th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a market perform rating on shares of Post in a research report on Monday, November 11th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a neutral rating and issued a $116.00 price objective on shares of Post in a research report on Monday, November 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $121.70.

Shares of POST stock traded down $0.23 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $107.08. The company had a trading volume of 5,045 shares, compared to its average volume of 508,303. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.93, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a current ratio of 2.18. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $107.78 and a 200-day moving average of $104.57. The company has a market capitalization of $7.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 80.53, a PEG ratio of 3.11 and a beta of 0.37. Post has a 12-month low of $94.19 and a 12-month high of $113.73.

Post (NYSE:POST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 6th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.14 by ($0.38). The company had revenue of $1.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.47 billion. Post had a net margin of 1.72% and a return on equity of 10.86%. Post’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.11 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Post will post 4.84 EPS for the current year.

In other Post news, CEO Robert V. Vitale sold 14,261 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.00, for a total transaction of $1,511,666.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 317,683 shares in the company, valued at $33,674,398. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Robert V. Vitale sold 15,222 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.38, for a total value of $1,649,760.36. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 317,683 shares in the company, valued at $34,430,483.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 8.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in Post by 1.1% during the fourth quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 244,645 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,691,000 after purchasing an additional 2,621 shares in the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC lifted its stake in Post by 24.4% during the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 90,781 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,904,000 after purchasing an additional 17,814 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. acquired a new position in Post during the fourth quarter worth $12,952,000. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Post by 15.0% during the fourth quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 177,725 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,390,000 after purchasing an additional 23,164 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Laurion Capital Management LP acquired a new position in Post during the fourth quarter worth $1,075,000. Institutional investors own 91.28% of the company’s stock.

Post Company Profile

Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Refrigerated Food, and Active Nutrition segments. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products.

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