Media stories about Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Post Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.0667470742473 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

POST has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) initiated coverage on shares of Post Holdings in a report on Monday, July 17th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $105.00 price target on the stock. Vertical Group lowered shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Post Holdings in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Post Holdings from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $96.00.

Shares of Post Holdings (NYSE POST) opened at 86.13 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 128.17 and a beta of 0.10. Post Holdings has a 1-year low of $68.76 and a 1-year high of $89.04. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $79.84 and its 200 day moving average is $82.87.

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.02. Post Holdings had a net margin of 1.20% and a return on equity of 6.40%. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.25 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.62 earnings per share. Post Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Post Holdings will post $2.63 EPS for the current year.

Post Holdings declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, June 7th that permits the company to buyback $250.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 4.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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About Post Holdings

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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