Post Holdings Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (POST)

Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Friday. Investors acquired 6,876 put options on the stock. This is an increase of Infinity compared to the typical volume of 0 put options.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in shares of Post Holdings by 68.2% during the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 47,779 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,217,000 after buying an additional 19,371 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in shares of Post Holdings by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 98,939 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,733,000 after buying an additional 3,139 shares during the period. Affinity Wealth Management acquired a new position in shares of Post Holdings during the 3rd quarter worth about $205,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in shares of Post Holdings by 33.3% during the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $318,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. Finally, Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Post Holdings during the 3rd quarter worth about $548,000.

Several brokerages have weighed in on POST. Citigroup Inc. set a $110.00 price objective on Post Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $105.00 price objective on Post Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Post Holdings in a report on Monday, November 6th. BidaskClub cut Post Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, October 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.25.

Post Holdings (NYSE POST) opened at $79.78 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,340.00, a PE ratio of 30.20 and a beta of 0.11. Post Holdings has a 12-month low of $73.62 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 Holdings (NYSE:POST) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $1.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. Post Holdings had a return on equity of 7.31% and a net margin of 0.92%. Post Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 14.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.61 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Post Holdings will post 3.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Post Holdings 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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