Whittier Trust Co. Sells 500 Shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST)

Whittier Trust Co. lessened its holdings in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 8.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,504 shares of the company’s stock after selling 500 shares during the quarter. Whittier Trust Co.’s holdings in Post were worth $572,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in POST. Quadrant Capital Group LLC grew its position in Post by 2,145.0% in the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 449 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,000 after acquiring an additional 429 shares during the last quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc bought a new position in Post in the 2nd quarter valued at $65,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new position in Post in the 1st quarter valued at $88,000. North Star Investment Management Corp. grew its position in Post by 1,283.3% in the 1st quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 830 shares of the company’s stock valued at $91,000 after acquiring an additional 770 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Permanens Capital L.P. bought a new position in Post in the 1st quarter valued at $105,000. 91.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

POST has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Post from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on Post from $106.00 to $115.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 6th. ValuEngine cut Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $120.45.

Shares of POST stock traded down $1.51 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $101.05. The stock had a trading volume of 16,032 shares, compared to its average volume of 482,497. Post Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $83.88 and a 12-month high of $113.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.75, a P/E/G ratio of 3.00 and a beta of 0.24. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $107.06. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.95.

Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 1st. The company reported $1.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by ($0.05). Post had a return on equity of 11.20% and a net margin of 2.90%. The firm had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.46 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.06 earnings per share. Post’s quarterly revenue was down 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts predict that Post Holdings Inc will post 4.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Post Company Profile

Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Refrigerated Food, and Active Nutrition segments. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products.

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