Advisory Research Inc. continued to hold its stake in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,553 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Advisory Research Inc.’s holdings in Post Holdings were worth $1,186,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of POST. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its stake in shares of Post Holdings by 24.3% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 38,945 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,408,000 after buying an additional 7,613 shares during the period. Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Post Holdings in the first quarter valued at about $720,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its stake in shares of Post Holdings by 26.0% in the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 52,576 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,601,000 after buying an additional 10,856 shares during the period. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Post Holdings in the first quarter valued at about $242,000. Finally, Credit Agricole S A acquired a new stake in shares of Post Holdings in the first quarter valued at about $526,000.
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Shares of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) traded up 0.14% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $87.24. The stock had a trading volume of 6,579 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $85.67 and its 200-day moving average price is $83.42. The stock’s market cap is $5.77 billion. Post Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $68.76 and a 1-year high of $89.04.
Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 billion. Post Holdings had a positive return on equity of 6.53% and a negative net margin of 0.06%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.62 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Post Holdings, Inc. will post $2.69 earnings per share for the current year.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub cut Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research cut Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price target on Post Holdings from $96.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. 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. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised Post Holdings 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. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $101.17.
Post Holdings 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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