Headlines about Post (NYSE:POST) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Post earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.2982359622769 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) in Noticeable Bears and Bull Movement- Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) – Investing News Update (investingbizz.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Post Holdings, Inc. : December 15, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Post adds two more cookie-based cereals (bakingbusiness.com)
- Pier 1 Imports Inc Stock Plunges Post-Earnings (investorplace.com)
Post (POST) opened at $79.28 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56, a quick ratio of 2.90 and a current ratio of 3.71. The firm has a market cap of $5,162.81, a PE ratio of 29.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.09. Post has a 12 month low of $75.76 and a 12 month high of $89.04.
Post (NYSE:POST) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $1.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.43 billion. Post had a return on equity of 7.31% and a net margin of 0.92%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 14.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.61 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Post will post 3.83 EPS for the current year.
POST has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, October 21st. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a report on Monday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Post from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, October 28th. Citigroup set a $110.00 price objective on shares of Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Post and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Post currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $103.25.
In related news, Director David W. Kemper bought 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was bought at an average price of $79.86 per share, with a total value of $199,650.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 6,700 shares in the company, valued at approximately $535,062. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 7.00% of the company’s stock.
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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