NYSE:POST - Post Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$96.05 +5.11 (+5.62 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$90.94
Today's Range$90.31 - $98.6550
52-Week Range$70.66 - $101.43
Volume1.68 million shs
Average Volume750,210 shs
Market Capitalization$6.13 billion
P/E Ratio35.97
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.03
Post Holdings, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It manufactures and sells ready-to-eat cereal and hot cereal, egg, refrigerated potato, cheese and other dairy case, and pasta products; and markets and distributes ready-to-drink beverages, bars, powders and other nutritional supplements. The company also manufactures peanut butter and other nut butters, baking nuts, dried fruits, and nuts; distributes cereals and snacks; and provides peanut blanching, granulation, and roasting services to the peanut industry. The company markets its products under the trademarks, including Post, Honey Bunches of Oats, Great Grains, Post Shredded Wheat, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Golden Crisp, Alpha-Bits, Oh's, Shreddies, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts, Honeycomb, Frosted Mini Spooners, Golden Puffs, Cinnamon Toasters, Fruity Dyno-Bites, Cocoa Dyno-Bites, Berry Colossal Crunch, Malt-O-Meal, Farina, Dyno-Bites, MOM's Best, Better Oats, CoCo Wheats, Weetabix, Barbara's, Puffins, Snackimals, Attune, Uncle Sam, Erewhon, Willamette Valley Granola Company, Peace Cereal, Sweet Home Farm, Crystal Farms, All Whites, Papetti's, Better'n Eggs, Easy Eggs, Emulsa, Table Ready, Davidson's Safest Choice, Abbotsford Farms, Simply Potatoes, Diner's Choice, Crescent Valley, Westfield Farms, David's Deli; Premier Protein, Joint Juice, Dymatize, ISO.100, Supreme Protein, PowerBar, Golden Boy, Golden Organics, Country Orchard, Weetabix, Alpen, Weetos, Ready Brek, Weetabix On the Go, and Oatbix. It sells products to grocery, mass merchandise, supercenters, club store, and drug store customers; military, e-commerce, and foodservice channels; foodservice distributors, restaurant chains, retail grocery stores, and food manufacturers and processors; and foodservice and food ingredient customers through internal sales staff, broker organizations, and direct sales forces. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Grain mill products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples
Current SymbolNYSE:POST
Previous Symbol
CUSIP73744610
Phone314-644-7600

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.35
Current Ratio1.94
Quick Ratio1.21

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio35.97
Forward P/E Ratio22.81
P/E Growth1.2

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.23 billion
Price / Sales1.22
Cash Flow$8.6376 per share
Price / Cash11.12
Book Value$42.17 per share
Price / Book2.28

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.67
Net Income$48.30 million
Net Margins8.18%
Return on Equity10.41%
Return on Assets2.54%

Miscellaneous

Employees11,410
Outstanding Shares66,620,000
Market Cap$6.13 billion
OptionableOptionable

Post (NYSE:POST) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Post's stock symbol?

Post trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "POST."

How will Post's stock buyback program work?

Post declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Thursday, June 8th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 4.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Post's earnings last quarter?

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 15th. The company reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $1.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.63 billion. Post had a return on equity of 10.41% and a net margin of 8.18%. View Post's Earnings History.

When is Post's next earnings date?

Post is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Post.

What price target have analysts set for POST?

8 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Post's shares. Their predictions range from $105.00 to $120.00. On average, they anticipate Post's share price to reach $112.2857 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Post.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Post?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Post in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Post.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Post stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Post stock:
  • 1. 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. " (10/9/2018)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We expect capacity adds in the 1Q19 to allow the business to grow even faster. Active Nutrition sales surged 14.7% to $216.4 mm (PVTL $217mm/ Street $214 mm). EBITDA was fantastic at $46.7 mm, up 36.2% (PVTL $39.1mm/Street $39.6 mm). Shake product sales grew 34%; bar products and powder declined slightly. Private Brands sales rose 8.7% to $209.1 mm (PVTL $211.5mm/Street $204.1mm). EBITDA fell 1.6% to 24.7mm (PVTL $25.4mm/Street $25.7mm). Volume grew 0.8%. This business had negative mix and some cost-side pressures. VALUATION: We are raising our price target to $120 from $105 or about 11.5x pro- forma EVEBITDA (for the receipt of $875 million of cash, $500 mm of FY19 FCF and subtraction of $104 mm of EBITDA). EV/EBITDA POST remains crazy cheap relative to peers with growth that is far better than its peers." (8/3/2018)

Has Post been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about POST stock has trended somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Post earned a coverage optimism score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Post's key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Post include Kellogg (K), Ingredion (INGR), Freshpet (FRPT), RiceBran Technologies (RIBT) and Z-Trim (FBER).

Who are Post's key executives?

Post's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Robert V. Vitale, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Jeff A. Zadoks, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Ms. Diedre J. Gray, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 40)
  • Ms. Helen Wilson, Gen. Counsel
  • Mr. Steve Schonhoff, Sr. VP of Integrated Supply Chain for Bob Evans Foods & Michael Foods

Who are Post's major shareholders?

Post's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.37%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6.86%), FMR LLC (5.24%), Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (3.28%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (2.35%) and Levin Capital Strategies L.P. (1.63%). Company insiders that own Post stock include David P Skarie, David W Kemper, Edwin H Callison, Jeff A Zadoks, Robert V Vitale and William P Stiritz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Post.

Which major investors are selling Post stock?

POST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Levin Capital Strategies L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc. and Systematic Financial Management LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Post.

Which major investors are buying Post stock?

POST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hennessy Advisors Inc., Bessemer Group Inc., Castleark Management LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Panagora Asset Management Inc., University of Notre Dame DU Lac, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Post stock in the last two years include David W Kemper, Edwin H Callison, Jeff A Zadoks, Robert V Vitale and William P Stiritz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Post.

How do I buy shares of Post?

Shares of POST can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Post's stock price today?

One share of POST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $96.05.

How big of a company is Post?

Post has a market capitalization of $6.13 billion and generates $5.23 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $48.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.67 on an earnings per share basis. Post employs 11,410 workers across the globe.

What is Post's official website?

The official website for Post is http://www.postholdings.com.

How can I contact Post?

Post's mailing address is 2503 S. HANLEY ROAD, ST. LOUIS MO, 63144. The company can be reached via phone at 314-644-7600 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Post (NYSE POST)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  309 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  253 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  562
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Post and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe POST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe POST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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