News headlines about Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Post Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.1937975549369 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Post Holdings (POST) opened at $79.94 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.31, a current ratio of 6.43 and a quick ratio of 5.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,304.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.27 and a beta of 0.11. Post Holdings has a 52-week low of $69.10 and a 52-week high of $89.04.
Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub raised Post Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Wells Fargo & Company increased their target price on Post Holdings from $96.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Post Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised Post Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $106.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Post Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $101.83.
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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