Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its holdings in Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) by 1.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,039 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 296 shares during the quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Treehouse Foods were worth $1,392,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Comerica Securities Inc. raised its holdings in Treehouse Foods by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 3,757 shares of the company’s stock valued at $307,000 after buying an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. Diversified Trust Co raised its holdings in Treehouse Foods by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Diversified Trust Co now owns 8,055 shares of the company’s stock valued at $658,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc raised its holdings in Treehouse Foods by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,730 shares of the company’s stock valued at $305,000 after buying an additional 85 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems raised its holdings in Treehouse Foods by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 10,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $825,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its holdings in Treehouse Foods by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 26,846 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,273,000 after buying an additional 104 shares during the last quarter.

In other Treehouse Foods news, CEO Sam K. Reed sold 11,480 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.58, for a total value of $775,818.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 3.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on shares of Treehouse Foods in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $68.00 price objective for the company. Vertical Group lowered shares of Treehouse Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $100.61 to $62.64 in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Treehouse Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Treehouse Foods in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, UBS AG lowered shares of Treehouse Foods from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.52.

Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) traded down 0.22% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $68.57. 12,784 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $67.22 and a 200-day moving average of $77.13. The stock’s market cap is $3.92 billion. Treehouse Foods, Inc. has a one year low of $62.64 and a one year high of $90.42.

Treehouse Foods (NYSE:THS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.02. Treehouse Foods had a positive return on equity of 6.54% and a negative net margin of 3.90%. The firm had revenue of $1.52 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.54 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.54 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Treehouse Foods, Inc. will post $3.18 earnings per share for the current year.

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Treehouse Foods Profile

TreeHouse Foods, Inc is a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer. The Company’s segments include North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export. The Company manufactures a range of shelf stable, refrigerated, fresh and frozen products. Its product categories include beverages, salad dressings, snack nuts, beverage enhancers, pickles, sauces, cereals, pasta and dry dinners, cookies and crackers, retail bakery, aseptic products, jams and other products.

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