GSA Capital Partners LLP Cuts Holdings in Post Holdings Inc (POST)

GSA Capital Partners LLP lowered its holdings in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 72.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,604 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,722 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in Post were worth $230,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in POST. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Post by 22.6% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 202,290 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,708,000 after acquiring an additional 37,241 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of Post by 45.5% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 80,048 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,216,000 after buying an additional 25,040 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in shares of Post by 9.5% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,194 shares of the company’s stock valued at $170,000 after buying an additional 190 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Post by 11.5% in the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 3,343 shares of the company’s stock valued at $260,000 after buying an additional 345 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its position in shares of Post by 3.0% in the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 9,671 shares of the company’s stock valued at $751,000 after buying an additional 281 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) opened at $80.60 on Friday. Post Holdings Inc has a twelve month low of $75.76 and a twelve month high of $89.04. The stock has a market cap of $5,390.00, a P/E ratio of 268.67, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 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 (NYSE:POST) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.93 by ($0.05). Post had a net margin of 0.98% and a return on equity of 1.58%. The company had revenue of $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.43 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.61 earnings per share. Post’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Post Holdings Inc will post 3.71 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director David W. Kemper bought 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $79.86 per share, for a total transaction 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 transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 7.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

POST has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Citigroup set a $110.00 price objective on shares of Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Two investment 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. Post presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.25.

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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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