Time to Buy Post Holdings Inc After Today’s Option Traders Bet?

 Time to Buy Post Holdings Inc After Today's Option Traders Bet?

In today’s session Post Holdings Inc (POST) registered an unusually high (14,488) 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 14,488 contracts traded and 27464 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: POST161216C00075000 closed last at: $3.8 or 17.4% down. About 24,504 shares traded hands. Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has risen 4.25% since April 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.73% 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 $28.25M for 41.59 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. $90 is the highest target while $65 is the lowest. The $75.80 average target is 5.97% above today’s ($71.53) stock price. Post has been the topic of 13 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) earned “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, December 15. As per Wednesday, September 30, the company rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, May 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Thursday, June 23 by BB&T Capital. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 26. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 24. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 10 by Citigroup. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) earned “Buy” rating by TheStreet on Monday, August 17. On Friday, May 6 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. SunTrust upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 30 report.

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 increased, 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.
Capstone Asset Mgmt Company has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST). Moreover, Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund has 0.04% invested in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 20,840 shares. Clarivest Asset Lc last reported 16 shares in the company. Brc Mgmt, a Colorado-based fund reported 9,329 shares. Advsr Asset Management holds 0% or 1,700 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock owns 35,039 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Principal Grp accumulated 244,291 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Moreover, B And T Dba Alpha has 1.1% invested in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 18,504 shares. Moreover, Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0.01% invested in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 15,025 shares. First Trust Advsrs Lp reported 85,681 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Sei holds 0.01% or 21,342 shares in its portfolio. Peak6 Investments L P owns 8,310 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Primecap Management Ca accumulated 12,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Laurion Capital Mngmt Ltd Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 113,750 shares. Comerica Savings Bank holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 44,457 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since August 22, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $1.87 million net activity. KOULOURIS RICHARD R also sold $1.87M worth of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) on Monday, August 22.

Post Holdings, Inc. is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The company has a market cap of $4.70 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 Equitiesfocus.com which published an article titled: “Quarterly EPS Estimate Of $0.54 For Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST)” on November 14, 2016.

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