Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 14.2% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 16,794 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,780 shares during the period. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Post were worth $1,331,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in Post by 10.5% during the fourth quarter. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC now owns 8,057 shares of the company’s stock valued at $638,000 after buying an additional 763 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its position in Post by 33.3% during the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Post by 11.3% during the third quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 10,766 shares of the company’s stock valued at $950,000 after buying an additional 1,092 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its position in Post by 734.8% during the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,319 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 1,161 shares during the period. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in Post by 53.8% during the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,375 shares of the company’s stock valued at $267,000 after buying an additional 1,181 shares during the period.
In related news, CEO Robert V. Vitale purchased 2,720 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $73.72 per share, with a total value of $200,518.40. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 268,058 shares in the company, valued at $19,761,235.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director William P. Stiritz purchased 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $71.99 per share, with a total value of $7,199,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders purchased 104,073 shares of company stock valued at $7,498,693. 7.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) opened at $75.78 on Thursday. Post Holdings Inc has a one year low of $71.06 and a one year high of $89.04. The company has a market cap of $5,319.70, a PE ratio of 26.33, a PEG ratio of 1.22 and a beta of -0.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47, a quick ratio of 3.27 and a current ratio of 4.05.
Post (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by ($0.04). Post had a return on equity of 7.90% and a net margin of 4.54%. The company had revenue of $1.43 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.42 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.62 earnings per share. Post’s quarterly revenue was up 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Post Holdings Inc will post 4.52 EPS for the current year.
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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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