Post (NYSE:POST) posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.93 by ($0.05), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Post had a return on equity of 7.31% and a net margin of 0.92%. The business had revenue of $1.45 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. Post’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% compared to the same quarter last year.
Post (NYSE:POST) traded up $0.06 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $79.52. The company had a trading volume of 615,921 shares, compared to its average volume of 802,259. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,260.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.65, a PEG ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.11. The company has a quick ratio of 2.90, a current ratio of 3.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56. Post has a fifty-two week low of $74.99 and a fifty-two week high of $89.04.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price target on Post from $96.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub cut Post from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 price objective on Post and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research report on Monday, November 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.25.
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Post Holdings, Inc is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The Company operates through four segments, namely, Post Consumer Brands, Michael Foods Group, Active Nutrition and Private Brands. The Company’s Post Consumer Brands segment includes the Post Foods branded ready-to-eat cereal operations and the business of MOM Brands.
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