Invictus RG acquired a new position in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 3,387 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $299,000.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Post by 3.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,197,967 shares of the company’s stock worth $403,623,000 after buying an additional 171,948 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Post by 0.9% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,104,315 shares of the company’s stock worth $396,350,000 after buying an additional 43,799 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of Post by 26.5% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,067,121 shares of the company’s stock worth $393,462,000 after buying an additional 1,060,344 shares in the last quarter. Route One Investment Company L.P. lifted its stake in shares of Post by 19.6% in the second quarter. Route One Investment Company L.P. now owns 4,168,083 shares of the company’s stock worth $323,652,000 after buying an additional 683,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Post by 3.6% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,273,861 shares of the company’s stock worth $200,704,000 after buying an additional 78,669 shares in the last quarter.
Shares of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) traded down $0.46 during trading on Thursday, reaching $78.08. 554,400 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 798,695. The company has a market capitalization of $5,193.08, a P/E ratio of 29.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.09. Post Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $75.76 and a 12 month high of $89.04. The company has a current ratio of 3.71, a quick ratio of 2.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56.
Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $1.45 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. Post had a net margin of 0.92% and a return on equity of 7.31%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.61 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Post Holdings, Inc. will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director David W. Kemper acquired 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were bought at an average price of $79.86 per share, for a total transaction of $199,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,700 shares in the company, valued at $535,062. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 7.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on POST. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 2nd. Wells Fargo & Company upped their target price on shares of Post from $96.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 target price on shares of Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research note on Monday, November 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $103.25.
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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