Post Holdings Inc Unusual Bullish Options Activity Means Profits for Traders

 Post Holdings Inc Unusual Bullish Options Activity Means Profits for Traders

In today’s session Post Holdings Inc (POST) registered an unusually high (1,505) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious POST increase. With 1,505 contracts traded and 20434 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: POST161118C00080000 closed last at: $1.7 or 15% down. About 122,203 shares traded hands. Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has risen 9.24% since March 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.77% the S&P500.

Analysts await Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) to report earnings on November, 28. They expect $0.43 earnings per share, up 616.67% or $0.37 from last year’s $0.06 per share. POST’s profit will be $28.06 million for 44.46 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share 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. $90 is the highest target while $65 is the lowest. The $75.80 average target is -0.88% below today’s ($76.47) stock price. Post has been the topic of 13 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Citigroup. On Friday, May 6 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 23 by BB&T Capital. As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was upgraded by TheStreet. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, May 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, August 24 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, November 25. Suntrust Robinson upgraded the shares of POST in a report on Wednesday, September 30 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by BB&T Capital with “Hold” on Tuesday, December 15.

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.
Gamco Invsts Et Al holds 0.44% or 805,321 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Management Limited holds 185,992 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 26,623 shares. Us State Bank De accumulated 204,626 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Everett Harris & Com Ca reported 6,066 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Sg Americas Lc has 0.13% invested in the company for 218,490 shares. Raymond James And accumulated 70,802 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Systematic Mgmt Limited Partnership, a New Jersey-based fund reported 19,065 shares. Private Tru Com Na accumulated 0.06% or 2,786 shares. California Employees Retirement System owns 87,200 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Whittier Of Nevada Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 40 shares. Ameritas Investment Partners has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST). Glenmede Tru Na reported 75 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Ladenburg Thalmann Serv Inc has 0% invested in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 356 shares. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag reported 287,707 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Insider Transactions: Since August 22, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.87 million net activity. KOULOURIS RICHARD R sold 21,942 shares worth $1.87 million.

Post Holdings, Inc. is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The company has a market cap of $4.99 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.

More recent Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) news were published by: Equitiesfocus.com which released: “Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) Basic Consolidated EPS At $-2.0335” on October 30, 2016. Also Equitiesfocus.com published the news titled: “Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) EPS Forecast At $0.54” on October 31, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Post Holdings: The Number Of Positive Catalysts Is Shrinking” with publication date: October 05, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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