FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 9.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,648,763 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 309,004 shares during the quarter. FMR LLC owned 4.98% of Post worth $399,175,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Post by 8,813.0% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 2,290,017 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,000 after buying an additional 2,264,324 shares during the period. JOYN Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Post by 93.4% in the 4th quarter. JOYN Advisors Inc. now owns 468 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,000 after buying an additional 226 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Post by 2,145.0% in the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 449 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,000 after buying an additional 429 shares during the period. Doyle Wealth Management purchased a new position in shares of Post in the 4th quarter valued at about $74,000. Finally, Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Post in the 1st quarter valued at about $88,000. 91.46% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on POST shares. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of Coty in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 price objective on shares of Post in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. BMO Capital Markets cut Iamgold from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 4th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group set a €75.30 ($87.56) target price on Stroeer SE & Co KGaA and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $118.55.
Post (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.28 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. Post had a return on equity of 10.94% and a net margin of 4.15%. The firm’s revenue was down 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.06 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Post Holdings Inc will post 4.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Post Company Profile
Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Refrigerated Food, and Active Nutrition segments. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products.
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