Brown Advisory Inc. maintained its stake in Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POST) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,000 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Post Holdings were worth $331,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Anderson Hoagland & Co. bought a new stake in Post Holdings during the second quarter worth approximately $215,000. Private Trust Co. NA bought a new stake in Post Holdings during the second quarter worth approximately $230,000. Garrison Financial Corp bought a new stake in Post Holdings during the second quarter worth approximately $231,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Post Holdings during the second quarter worth approximately $248,000. Finally, Virginia Retirement System bought a new stake in Post Holdings during the first quarter worth approximately $309,000.
Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POST) traded down 0.08% on Tuesday, hitting $77.32. The stock had a trading volume of 44,059 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $82.13 and a 200 day moving average of $78.21. Post Holdings Inc. has a 52 week low of $50.93 and a 52 week high of $89.00. The company’s market capitalization is $5.00 billion.
Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.13. Post Holdings had a positive return on equity of 5.44% and a negative net margin of 0.76%. The business had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.27 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Post Holdings Inc. will post $2.46 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on POST shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, August 12th. BB&T Corp. raised Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Post Holdings in a research report on Monday, June 20th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Post Holdings in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Finally, Pivotal Research decreased their target price on Post Holdings from $105.00 to $90.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $86.43.
In other Post Holdings news, CEO Richard R. Koulouris sold 21,942 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.33, for a total value of $1,872,310.86. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 28,334 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,417,740.22. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 1.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
About Post Holdings
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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