Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,569 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,438% compared to the average daily volume of 102 put options.
Post stock opened at $88.42 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.70 billion, a PE ratio of 33.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.14 and a beta of -0.14. Post has a twelve month low of $70.66 and a twelve month high of $101.43. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35.
Post (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $1.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.58 billion. Post had a net margin of 8.18% and a return on equity of 10.41%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 26.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Post will post 4.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on POST shares. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a report on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Post from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 18th. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective (up previously from $105.00) on shares of Post in a report on Friday, August 3rd. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Post in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Barclays started coverage on shares of Post in a report on Tuesday, August 14th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $105.00 price objective for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $110.25.
Post Company Profile
Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It manufactures and sells ready-to-eat cereal and hot cereal, egg, refrigerated potato, cheese and other dairy case, and pasta products; and markets and distributes ready-to-drink beverages, bars, powders and other nutritional supplements.
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