Post (NYSE:POST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $1.39 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.32, Briefing.com reports. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.41 billion. Post had a net margin of 2.19% and a return on equity of 11.65%. Post’s quarterly revenue was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.08 earnings per share.
Shares of Post stock opened at $99.91 on Friday. Post has a 52-week low of $83.88 and a 52-week high of $113.73. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.97. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $103.09 and its 200-day simple moving average is $104.40. The firm has a market cap of $7.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.29.
A number of research firms have commented on POST. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 12th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $116.00 price objective on shares of Post in a research note on Monday, November 11th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Post in a research note on Monday, November 11th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on shares of Post from $115.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $120.78.
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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