Investors bought shares of TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday. $142.00 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $17.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $124.57 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, TreeHouse Foods had the highest net in-flow for the day. TreeHouse Foods traded down ($0.11) for the day and closed at $101.85

Several analysts have commented on THS shares. Bank of America Corp. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TreeHouse Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $114.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday. Susquehanna reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $109.00 target price on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Finally, KeyCorp started coverage on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $110.00 target price for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $95.80.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $96.18 and its 200 day moving average price is $86.17. The company has a market capitalization of $5.75 billion and a PE ratio of 49.88.

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.30 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.59 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 62.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that TreeHouse Foods Inc. will post $3.07 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, SVP Erik Thomas Kahler sold 5,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.00, for a total transaction of $513,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 25,246 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,272,140. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Ann Sardini sold 3,830 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.77, for a total value of $378,289.10. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 4,020 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $397,055.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in THS. Russell Frank Co raised its stake in shares of TreeHouse Foods by 8.4% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 85,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,749,000 after buying an additional 6,613 shares during the period. Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its stake in shares of TreeHouse Foods by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 55,375 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,345,000 after buying an additional 758 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of TreeHouse Foods by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 108,517 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,514,000 after buying an additional 1,024 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of TreeHouse Foods by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 79,406 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,230,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of TreeHouse Foods by 1,316.7% in the fourth quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 354,627 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,824,000 after buying an additional 329,595 shares during the period.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc is a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturing company. The Company’s segments include North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export. Its North American Retail Grocery segment sells branded and private label products to customers within the United States and Canada.

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