Media stories about Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) have been trending somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Post Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 100 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Several brokerages recently weighed in on POST. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Vertical Research cut shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target (up previously from $95.00) on shares of Post Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on shares of Post Holdings from $83.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 6th. Finally, Vertical Group cut shares of Post Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $92.17.
Shares of Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) traded down 0.43% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $81.22. 656,579 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $5.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 101.65 and a beta of 0.17. Post Holdings has a 12 month low of $68.76 and a 12 month high of $89.04. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $85.51 and a 200-day moving average price of $81.58.
Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.07. The business earned $1.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.24 billion. Post Holdings had a return on equity of 7.23% and a net margin of 1.37%. The company’s revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.52 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Post Holdings will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current year.
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.