Analyst Rating Update on Post Holdings (POST)

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) : The consensus on Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) based on 6 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 1, which is interpreted as a Strong Buy recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 1 which endorses a Strong Buy on the stock. However, 6 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels.

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) : The consensus price target for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) is $87.17 for the short term with a standard deviation of $2.32. The most optimist securities analyst among the 6 who monitor the stock believes that the stock can reach $90, however, the pessimist price target for the company is $85.

For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Also, In a research note released to the investors, BB&T Capital upgrades its rating on Post Holdings (NYSE:POST).The analysts at the brokerage house have a current rating of Buy on the shares. Earlier, the shares were rated a Hold by the brokerage firm. The rating by the firm was issued on June 23, 2016.

Post Holdings (NYSE:POST): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $79.18, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $80.52 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $78.94 and closed the trading day at $80.32, in the green by 2.21%. The total traded volume for the day was 1,300,233. The stock had closed at $78.58 in the previous days trading.

In an insider trading activity, According to the information disclosed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing, the CEO of Post Holdings, Inc., Vitale Robert V, had purchased 6,190 shares in a transaction dated on November 28, 2014. The transaction was executed at $40.09 per share with total amount equaling $248,157.

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 Companys Post Consumer Brands segment includes the Post Foods branded ready-to-eat cereal operations and the business of MOM Brands. Its Michael Foods Group segment produces and distributes egg products, refrigerated potato products, cheese and other dairy case products, and pasta products. Its Private Brands segment manufactures and distributes organic and conventional private label peanut butter and other nut butters, baking nuts, raisins and other dried fruit, and trail mixes. Its Active Nutrition segment markets and distributes protein beverages and bars under the Premier Protein brand, protein powders and bars under the Dymatize and Supreme Protein brands, and ready-to-drink beverages and other liquid-based solutions under the Joint Juice brand.

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