Green Square Capital LLC cut its stake in shares of TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) by 4.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,171 shares of the company’s stock after selling 174 shares during the period. Green Square Capital LLC’s holdings in TreeHouse Foods were worth $428,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its position in TreeHouse Foods by 21.2% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 3,264,403 shares of the company’s stock valued at $283,187,000 after buying an additional 571,659 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in TreeHouse Foods by 30.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 2,723,677 shares of the company’s stock valued at $236,279,000 after buying an additional 629,326 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in TreeHouse Foods by 68.9% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,398,639 shares of the company’s stock valued at $208,082,000 after buying an additional 978,431 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its position in TreeHouse Foods by 31.9% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,784,167 shares of the company’s stock valued at $154,775,000 after buying an additional 431,006 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in TreeHouse Foods by 29.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,595,361 shares of the company’s stock valued at $138,398,000 after buying an additional 364,415 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.69% of the company’s stock.

Shares of TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) traded up 1.27% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $87.81. 1,003,972 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is $93.67 and its 200-day moving average is $93.34. TreeHouse Foods Inc. has a 12 month low of $66.30 and a 12 month high of $104.53. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 55.93 and a beta of 0.20.

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54. TreeHouse Foods had a net margin of 1.74% and a return on equity of 6.18%. The company had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.58 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.66 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 103.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that TreeHouse Foods Inc. will post $3.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on THS shares. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a report on Monday, August 1st. Susquehanna reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $109.00 target price on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a report on Monday, June 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $119.00 target price on shares of TreeHouse Foods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TreeHouse Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $114.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, KeyCorp began coverage on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $110.00 price target on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. TreeHouse Foods presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $105.25.

In other TreeHouse Foods news, VP Thomas Emmet Oneill III sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.00, for a total transaction of $582,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 145,138 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,078,386. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Ann Sardini sold 3,830 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.77, for a total transaction of $378,289.10. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 4,020 shares in the company, valued at $397,055.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

About TreeHouse Foods

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. It manufactures a range of shelf stable, refrigerated and fresh products. Its product categories include beverages, salad dressings, snacks, beverage enhancers, pickles, Mexican and other sauces, soup and infant feeding, cereals, dry dinners, aseptic products, jams and other products.

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