Insider Holder Move: William Stiritz just Bought 120,000 shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST), be careful if you are short!

November 24, 2016 - By Marguerite Chambers

Insider Holder Move: William Stiritz just Bought 120,000 shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST), be careful if you are short!

William Stiritz Insider Buy

Post Holdings Inc director William Stiritz on the November 23, 2016 purchased a total of 120,000 shares of the Pinksheet-listed company worth $9.06 million US Dollars . This is based on an average share price of $75.5 US Dollars. Due to the significance of this transaction, it will not stay unseen. William Stiritz owns 2.89% of the -company’s market cap with a total of 1.86 million shares. The report was disclosed in a filing dated November 23, 2016 with the SEC.

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) Ratings Coverage

Out of 10 analysts covering Post (NYSE:POST), 10 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. $90 is the highest target while $65 is the lowest. The $77.80 average target is 4.82% above today’s ($74.22) stock price. Post has been the topic of 14 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) earned “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, September 30. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) rating on Wednesday, November 25. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $75 price target. The stock has “Buy” rating given by BB&T Capital on Thursday, June 23. The company was initiated on Thursday, May 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) earned “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, December 15. BMO Capital Markets reinitiated Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) on Monday, August 24 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by TheStreet on Monday, August 17 to “Buy”. The stock of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Monday, August 10, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, November 21 with “Buy”.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.03, from 1.16 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 32 funds sold all Post Holdings Inc shares owned while 94 reduced positions. 61 funds bought stakes while 85 increased positions. They now own 66.97 million shares or 10.27% less from 74.63 million shares in 2016Q1.

Price T Rowe Associate Inc Md, a Maryland-based fund reported 2.57 million shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 40,943 shares. Bancorp Of Ny Mellon holds 0.02% or 617,299 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Fund Advsr has 2.31 million shares for 0.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0.03% invested in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 972,087 shares. Westport Management holds 0% or 20 shares in its portfolio. Marietta Inv Prtnrs Llc last reported 5,044 shares in the company. Ascend Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company last reported 0.19% of its portfolio in the stock. Moneta Advisors has invested 0.56% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST). Amalgamated Commercial Bank accumulated 10,150 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Anderson Hoagland owns 2,600 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Schroder Investment Mgmt Gp has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST). Kcg reported 8,202 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Qs owns 18,713 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Parkside Comml Bank Trust has 0.03% invested in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) for 750 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since August 22, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.87 million net activity. KOULOURIS RICHARD R also sold $1.87M worth of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) on Monday, August 22.

The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.44 during the last trading session, hitting $74.22. About 812,031 shares traded hands. Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) has risen 6.22% since April 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.89% the S&P500.

Post Holdings, Inc. is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The company has a market cap of $4.86 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions, namely, Post Consumer Brands, Michael Foods Group, Active Nutrition and Private Brands. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s Post Consumer Brands segment includes the Post Foods branded ready-to-eat cereal activities and the business of MOM Brands.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Post Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company’s products are manufactured through a production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Its portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Post Selects, Great Grains, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Post Raisin Bran, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb. Post Holdings Inc. is based in St. Louis, Missouri.”

Analysts await Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $0.55 EPS, up 5.77% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.52 per share. POST’s profit will be $36.01M for 33.74 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by Post Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.84% negative EPS growth.

More news for Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Loss Shrinks as Post Holdings Inc. Focuses on Cost-Cutting” on November 18, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Post Holdings – Continued Caution Warranted” and published on November 20, 2016 is yet another important article.

POST Company Profile

Post Holdings, Inc., incorporated on September 22, 2011, is a consumer packaged goods holding company. The Firm operates in the center-of-the-store, foodservice, ingredient, refrigerated, active nutrition and private label food categories. The Firm operates through four divisions, including Post Consumer Brands, which includes the business of MOM Brands Company (MOM Brands); Michael Foods Group, which includes the business of MFI Holding Corporation; Active Nutrition, which includes the business of Premier Nutrition Corporation and Dymatize Enterprises, LLC, and Private Brands, which includes the business of Golden Boy Foods Ltd., American Blanching Company and Attune Foods, LLC. The Company’s products are sold through various channels, such as grocery, club and drug stores, mass merchandisers, foodservice, ingredient and through the Internet.

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