NYSE:POST - Post Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$86.29 +0.57 (+0.66 %)
(As of 06/24/2018 09:09 AM ET)
Previous Close$86.29
Today's Range$85.79 - $86.65
52-Week Range$70.66 - $88.93
Volume1.20 million shs
Average Volume629,894 shs
Market Capitalization$5.77 billion
P/E Ratio32.32
Dividend YieldN/A
Post logoPost 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

Industry Grain mill products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.36
Current Ratio2.24
Quick Ratio1.38


Trailing P/E Ratio32.32
Forward P/E Ratio19.88
P/E Growth2.82

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.23 billion
Price / Sales1.11
Cash Flow$8.3292 per share
Price / Cash10.36
Book Value$42.17 per share
Price / Book2.05


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.67
Net Income$48.30 million
Net Margins5.94%
Return on Equity9.07%
Return on Assets2.23%


Outstanding Shares67,290,000

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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 initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, June 8th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 4.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Post's earnings last quarter?

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) posted its earnings results on Thursday, May, 3rd. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.02. The company earned $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.55 billion. Post had a return on equity of 9.07% and a net margin of 5.94%. Post's revenue was up 26.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.55 EPS. View Post's Earnings History.

When is Post's next earnings date?

Post is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Post.

What price target have analysts set for POST?

8 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Post's shares. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $106.00. On average, they expect Post's stock price to reach $102.6667 in the next twelve months. 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. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We are confident that this is a tremendous entry point in the shares. Note that POST recast its segment data with this report so we are getting to know the new segments." (5/4/2018)
  • 2. 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. " (4/11/2018)

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, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Diedre J. Gray, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Admin. Officer (Age 40)
  • Mr. James E. Dwyer Jr., Pres & CEO of Private Brands Bus.es (Age 59)
  • Mr. Christopher J. Neugent, Pres & CEO of Post Consumer Brands (Age 57)

Has Post been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about POST stock has trended somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Post earned a media sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 44.81 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Post's major shareholders?

Post's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.90%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6.24%), Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (3.72%), Levin Capital Strategies L.P. (3.60%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.57%) and Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (2.43%). Company insiders that own Post stock include David P Skarie, David W Kemper, Edwin H Callison, Jeff A Zadoks, Richard R Koulouris, 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Stifel Financial Corp, Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd., A.R.T. Advisors LLC, University of Notre Dame DU Lac and BlackRock Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Post.

Which major investors are buying Post stock?

POST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Levin Capital Strategies L.P., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Osterweis Capital Management Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Iridian Asset Management LLC CT and KBC Group NV. 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 $86.29.

How big of a company is Post?

Post has a market capitalization of $5.77 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.

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 (POST)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  264 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  214 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  478
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 6/24/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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