What’s in Post Holdings Inc After Today’s Bullish Options Activity?

 What's in Post Holdings Inc After Today's Bullish Options Activity?

In today’s session Post Holdings Inc (POST) registered an unusually high (4,630) 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 4,630 contracts traded and 59064 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: POST161216C00085000 closed last at: $0.5 or 11.1% up. The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.42 on November 23, hitting $74.22. About 812,201 shares traded hands. Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has risen 4.76% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.65% the S&P500.

Analysts await Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $0.55 earnings per share, up 5.77% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.52 per share. POST’s profit will be $36.01 million for 33.74 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by Post Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.84% 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 14 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was reinitiated by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 24 with “Outperform”. Citigroup upgraded the shares of POST in a report on Monday, August 10 to “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, October 26 report. The rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, September 30 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy” on Friday, May 6. The firm has “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital given on Tuesday, December 15. The rating was upgraded by TheStreet to “Buy” on Monday, August 17. The stock has “Buy” rating given by BB&T Capital on Thursday, June 23. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Thursday, May 26. As per Wednesday, November 25, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

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 1.19 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.03, from 1.16 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.
Richmond Hill L P has invested 21.15% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST). Verition Fund Mngmt owns 28,870 shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. Vident Inv Advisory Limited Liability Company holds 0.44% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 37,591 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund reported 6,478 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Hutchin Hill Capital L P holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 70,200 shares. Navellier Associate Incorporated accumulated 0.05% or 4,308 shares. Balyasny Asset Limited Liability Com last reported 616,500 shares in the company. Vanguard Grp holds 4.49 million shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Gluskin Sheff & Associate has 0.19% invested in the company for 27,160 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 972,087 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Americafirst Cap Mgmt last reported 6,167 shares in the company. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp last reported 413 shares in the company. American Intl Grp Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans accumulated 0% or 9,230 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST).

Insider Transactions: Since August 22, 2016, the stock had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $7.19 million net activity. 120,000 Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) shares with value of $9.06 million were bought by STIRITZ WILLIAM P. The insider 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 $4.86 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 news for Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) were recently published by: Foxbusiness.com, which released: “Loss Shrinks as Post Holdings Inc. Focuses on Cost-Cutting” on November 18, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Post Holdings – Continued Caution Warranted” and published on November 20, 2016 is yet another important article.

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