Fifth Third Bancorp lowered its stake in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 67.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 398 shares of the company’s stock after selling 825 shares during the quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp’s holdings in Post were worth $33,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. increased its position in shares of Post by 459.6% during the 4th quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. now owns 291 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 239 shares during the last quarter. Sunbelt Securities Inc. bought a new position in shares of Post during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $12,683,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its position in shares of Post by 46.0% during the 4th quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 616 shares of the company’s stock valued at $67,000 after purchasing an additional 194 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its position in shares of Post by 177.6% during the 4th quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 658 shares of the company’s stock valued at $72,000 after purchasing an additional 421 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC increased its position in shares of Post by 228.9% during the 4th quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 875 shares of the company’s stock valued at $96,000 after purchasing an additional 609 shares during the last quarter. 91.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, Director David P. Skarie sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.15, for a total transaction of $356,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 26,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,361,850.95. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 8.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

POST opened at $85.48 on Friday. Post Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $68.97 and a 12-month high of $112.89. The company has a current ratio of 3.23, a quick ratio of 2.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.50. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $89.36 and its 200-day simple moving average is $99.18. The company has a market capitalization of $5.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -42.53 and a beta of 0.60.

Post (NYSE:POST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 7th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.91 by ($0.26). Post had a positive return on equity of 9.54% and a negative net margin of 2.35%. The firm had revenue of $1.49 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.41 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.31 EPS. Post’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Post Holdings Inc will post 3.42 EPS for the current year.

POST has been the topic of several analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on Post from $120.00 to $110.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 11th. Wells Fargo & Co cut their price objective on Post from $120.00 to $110.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 4th. SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on Post from $90.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 20th. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Post in a research report on Tuesday, May 12th. Finally, Evercore ISI reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 price objective on shares of Post in a research report on Sunday, February 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $116.55.

About Post

Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Refrigerated Food, and Active Nutrition segments. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products.

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