Yet Another Research Firm has Initiated Coverage on Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST)


How BB&T Capital Markets Currently Rates Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST)

In analysts note announced on Tuesday, 15 December, BB&T Capital Markets analyst just began issuing coverage of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) with Hold rating.

From a total of 7 analysts covering Post (NYSE:POST) stock, 8 rate it a ”Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 0 a ”Hold”. This means that 100% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $84 while the lowest target price is $72. The mean of all analyst targets is $79 with a 15.66% above today’s ($62.47) stock price. Post was the topic of 9 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Stifel Nicolaus maintained shares on November 25 with “Buy” rating. SunTrust upgraded POST stock in a recent report from September 30 to “Buy” rating. Finally, TheStreet upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in a report issued on an August 17.

Approximately 714,931 shares of stock traded hands. Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has risen 28.13% since May 12, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.81% the S&P500.

The overall sentiment of institutions has decreased to 1.83 in Q2 2015. Its down 0.32, from 2.15 in 2015Q2. The ratio dived, as 27 institutions have sold all the shares of Post Holdings Inc that they owned while 60 funds have taken shares off the table. 58 funds have purchased shares for the first time while 101 added to their positions. These institutions now hold 64.28 million shares or 3.14% less than the 66.36 million shares they owned in 2015Q2.

The Fund Ratan Capital Management Lp currently is holding shares equating to 16.64% of its total portfolio in Post Holdings Inc representing a total of 1.29 million shares. Another fund,Richmond Hill Investments Llc, is holding a total of 471,777 shares equating to 12.37% of their holdings. Additionally, Richmond Hill Investment Co. Lp has a 169,199 share stake in Post Holdings Inc which represents 10.69% of their total portfolio. The Fund, Route One Investment Company L.P., based out of California, has also built up a stake in the stock, which represents a total of 8.08% of their total portfolio. Finally Green Owl Capital Management Llc, a fund which is based in the state of New York reported a total holdings of 150,000 shares.

Post Holdings, Inc. is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The company has a market cap of $3.89 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions, namely, Post Consumer Brands, Michael Foods Group, Active Nutrition and Private Brands. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s Post Consumer Brands segment includes the Post Foods branded ready-to-eat cereal activities and the business of MOM Brands.

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.”