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

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$91.69 -0.94 (-1.01 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$91.69
Today's Range$90.80 - $92.38
52-Week Range$70.66 - $101.43
Volume406,762 shs
Average Volume625,596 shs
Market Capitalization$6.18 billion
P/E Ratio22.47
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta-0.03
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. The Weetabix segment primarily markets and distributes branded and private label RTE cereal products. The Refrigerated Food segment produces and distributes egg products, sausages, side dishes, and cheese and other refrigerated products. The Active Nutrition segment manufactures, markets, and distributes ready-to-drink beverages, bars, powders, and other nutritional supplements. The company also manufactures and distributes private label peanuts and other nut butters, dried fruits and nuts, pasta products, granola, cereals, and snacks; and provides peanut blanching, granulation, and roasting services for the commercial peanut industry. Post Holdings, Inc. sells its products to grocery stores, mass merchandise customers, supercenters, club stores, natural/specialty stores, and drug store customers; military, e-commerce, and foodservice channels; discounters, wholesalers, and convenience stores; restaurant chains, and food manufacturers and processors; online and specialty retailers, supplement stores, and distributors; and food ingredient customers. 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 Ratio2.36
Current Ratio2.78
Quick Ratio2.17

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio22.47
Forward P/E Ratio17.74
P/E Growth2.99

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.26 billion
Price / Sales0.98
Cash Flow$10.5149 per share
Price / Cash Flow8.72
Book Value$45.94 per share
Price / Book2.00

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.08
Net Income$467.30 million
Net Margins7.47%
Return on Equity10.13%
Return on Assets2.47%

Miscellaneous

Employees11,550
Outstanding Shares66,680,000
Market Cap$6.18 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 announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, June 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 4.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Post's earnings last quarter?

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 15th. The company reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates 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 net margin of 7.47% and a return on equity of 10.13%. 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 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Post's stock. Their predictions range from $105.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Post's share price to reach $113.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 23.2% 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 positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Post earned a news sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Post's key competitors?

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, Principal Financial Officer & CFO (Age 53)
  • Ms. Diedre J. Gray, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Admin. Officer & Corp. Sec. (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 shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.65%), Vanguard Group Inc (8.64%), BlackRock Inc. (8.37%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6.86%), FMR LLC (5.24%) and Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (3.28%). 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 institutional 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 institutional investors are buying Post stock?

POST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hennessy Advisors Inc., Bessemer Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Castleark Management LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Morgan Stanley and Panagora Asset Management Inc.. 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 $91.69.

How big of a company is Post?

Post has a market capitalization of $6.18 billion and generates $6.26 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $467.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.08 on an earnings per share basis. Post employs 11,550 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:  315 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  259 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  574
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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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