MetLife Investment Advisors LLC lessened its stake in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 40,923 shares of the company’s stock after selling 912 shares during the period. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC owned 0.06% of Post worth $3,100,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of POST. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its holdings in Post by 734.8% in the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,319 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,000 after acquiring an additional 1,161 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Post by 113.5% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,467 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,000 after acquiring an additional 780 shares in the last quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Post in the fourth quarter worth about $117,000. Ironwood Investment Counsel LLC acquired a new stake in Post in the first quarter worth about $231,000. Finally, Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Post in the fourth quarter worth about $250,000.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on POST shares. ValuEngine raised Post from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Citigroup set a $105.00 target price on Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. Finally, Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Post in a report on Friday, May 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Post has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $99.86.
Shares of Post opened at $85.72 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a market capitalization of $5.82 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.10, a P/E/G ratio of 2.84 and a beta of -0.08. Post Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $70.66 and a 12-month high of $88.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.36, a current ratio of 2.24 and a quick ratio of 1.38.
Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.08 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.55 billion. Post had a return on equity of 9.07% and a net margin of 5.94%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 26.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Post Holdings Inc will post 4.34 EPS for the current year.
Post Company Profile
Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It manufactures and sells ready-to-eat cereal and hot cereal, egg, refrigerated potato, cheese and other dairy case, and pasta products; and markets and distributes ready-to-drink beverages, bars, powders and other nutritional supplements.
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