In today’s session Post Holdings Inc (POST) registered an unusually high (912) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious POST increase. With 912 contracts traded and 62794 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: POST161216C00080000 closed last at: $4.3 or 7.5% up. About 242,662 shares traded hands. Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has risen 10.94% since March 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.60% the S&P500.
Analysts await Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) to report earnings on November, 28. They expect $0.43 EPS, up 616.67% or $0.37 from last year’s $0.06 per share. POST’s profit will be $28.73 million for 46.29 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by Post Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.65% negative EPS growth.
Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) Ratings Coverage
Out of 10 analysts covering Post (NYSE:POST), 10 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. Post has been the topic of 13 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was upgraded on Thursday, June 23 by BB&T Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) on Wednesday, November 25 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) rating on Monday, October 26. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $70 price target. BB&T Capital initiated Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) on Tuesday, December 15 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets reinitiated it with “Outperform” rating and $72 target price in Monday, August 24 report. Pivotal Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 6 report. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 10 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, May 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, September 30. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 30 by Suntrust Robinson.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Post Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company’s products are manufactured through a production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Its portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb. Post Holdings Inc. is based in St. Louis, Missouri.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.08, from 1.08 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 32 funds sold all Post Holdings Inc shares owned while 94 reduced positions. 61 funds bought stakes while 85 increased positions. They now own 66.97 million shares or 10.27% less from 74.63 million shares in 2016Q1.
Nicholas Invest Partners Ltd Partnership has invested 1.01% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST). Creative Planning has 1,077 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Principal Finance Group Inc last reported 244,291 shares in the company. Westport Resources Mngmt accumulated 0% or 20 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 401,929 shares in its portfolio. Capital Fund Sa last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 20,840 shares. Hbk Invests Limited Partnership has 5,916 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Sei Co owns 21,342 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Trexquant Investment L P reported 5,900 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Federated Investors Inc Pa reported 59,266 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Citadel Limited Liability Com last reported 1.66 million shares in the company. Moreover, Comml Bank Of New York Mellon has 0.02% invested in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 617,299 shares. Diamond Hill Cap Mngmt holds 0.77% or 1.47 million shares in its portfolio. First Quadrant Lp Ca accumulated 1,150 shares or 0% of the stock.
Insider Transactions: Since August 22, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.87 million net activity. Another trade for 21,942 shares valued at $1.87M was sold by KOULOURIS RICHARD R.
Post Holdings, Inc. is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The company has a market cap of $5.31 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions, namely, Post Consumer Brands, Michael Foods Group, Active Nutrition and Private Brands. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s Post Consumer Brands segment includes the Post Foods branded ready-to-eat cereal activities and the business of MOM Brands.
POST Company Profile
Post Holdings, Inc., incorporated on September 22, 2011, is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The Firm operates in the center-of-the-store, foodservice, ingredient, refrigerated, active nutrition and private label food categories. The Firm operates through four divisions, including Post Consumer Brands, which includes the business of MOM Brands Company (MOM Brands); Michael Foods Group, which includes the business of MFI Holding Corporation; Active Nutrition, which includes the business of Premier Nutrition Corporation and Dymatize Enterprises, LLC, and Private Brands, which includes the business of Golden Boy Foods Ltd., American Blanching Company and Attune Foods, LLC. The Company’s products are sold through various channels, such as grocery, club and drug stores, mass merchandisers, foodservice, ingredient and through the Internet.
Another recent and important Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Post Holdings: The Number Of Positive Catalysts Is Shrinking” on October 05, 2016.
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