Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund acquired a new stake in shares of TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,155,000.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in TreeHouse Foods by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,653,218 shares of the company’s stock worth $244,340,000 after acquiring an additional 36,894 shares during the period. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. boosted its position in TreeHouse Foods by 13.6% during the 1st quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. now owns 4,079,486 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,122,000 after acquiring an additional 487,270 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in TreeHouse Foods by 16.2% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,284,193 shares of the company’s stock worth $119,945,000 after acquiring an additional 319,196 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in TreeHouse Foods by 1.9% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,786,796 shares of the company’s stock worth $68,382,000 after acquiring an additional 33,220 shares during the period. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in TreeHouse Foods by 13.1% during the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,270,378 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,618,000 after acquiring an additional 147,303 shares during the period.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on THS. ValuEngine lowered TreeHouse Foods from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded TreeHouse Foods from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $39.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TreeHouse Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on TreeHouse Foods from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price objective on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a research note on Sunday, August 5th. Fourteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. TreeHouse Foods has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.46.

THS opened at $54.41 on Tuesday. TreeHouse Foods Inc. has a one year low of $36.35 and a one year high of $68.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a current ratio of 2.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.09 billion, a PE ratio of 24.51, a PEG ratio of 5.20 and a beta of 0.45.

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $1.46 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.41 billion. TreeHouse Foods had a positive return on equity of 5.54% and a negative net margin of 5.41%. TreeHouse Foods’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.51 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that TreeHouse Foods Inc. will post 2.14 EPS for the current year.

TreeHouse Foods Company Profile

TreeHouse Foods, Inc operates as a food and beverage manufacturer in the United States, Canada, and Italy. The company operates through Baked Goods, Beverages, Condiments, Meals, and Snacks segments. The Baked Goods segment offers candies, cookies, crackers, in-store bakery products, pita chips, pretzels, refrigerated dough, retail griddle waffles, pancakes, and French toasts.

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