Jeff A. Zadoks Purchases 1,353 Shares of Post Holdings Inc (POST) Stock

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) CFO Jeff A. Zadoks purchased 1,353 shares of Post stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $73.30 per share, with a total value of $99,174.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 7,668 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $562,064.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE POST) traded down $0.37 on Thursday, reaching $73.30. 1,288,435 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,117,323. The company has a market capitalization of $4,846.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.94, a PEG ratio of 1.76 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 Holdings Inc has a 52-week low of $72.19 and a 52-week high of $89.04.

Post (NYSE:POST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.92 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $1.43 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.42 billion. Post had a net margin of 4.54% and a return on equity of 7.90%. Post’s revenue was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.62 EPS. research analysts expect that Post Holdings Inc will post 4.19 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board acquired a new position in Post during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,299,000. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. acquired a new position in Post during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $118,000. Whittier Trust Co. acquired a new position in Post during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $396,000. KBC Group NV grew its holdings in Post by 69.1% during the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 60,242 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,773,000 after purchasing an additional 24,619 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank grew its holdings in Post by 1.6% during the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 112,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,929,000 after purchasing an additional 1,800 shares during the last quarter.

POST has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Vertical Group raised shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Post in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Citigroup set a $110.00 price target on shares of Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 price target on shares of Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research report on Monday, November 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Post presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $101.25.

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Post 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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