Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POST) went up by 2.29% during the previous trading session, and it is maintaining the win ahead of Monday’s trading session. The share price of the Packaged Foods giant went up by $89.29 to trade ended Monday trading at $87.29. This is up from the $87.29 price recorded on Thursday’s trading session. Thanks to this latest performance, POST is closer to the higher price 52-week target of $120.00 and further from the lowest price target of $84.00. Its performance from the start of the year has also been negative, with POST down by -18.16% year-to-date.
Post Holdings Inc. (POST) started the day trading at $88.46 and recorded an intraday high of $89.57. It also recorded an intraday low of $88.17 during Monday’s trading session. Post Holdings Inc. is a very active stock that recorded a trading volume that is more than 14.7% of the average daily trading volume on Monday. The stock’s trading volume on Monday was 566374, which is more than 14.7 of the total average daily trading volume of 483.09K.
Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POST) 2020 Performance Impressive
The increase in POST’s stock price on Monday saw its overall performance boost over the past few months. We can quantify the performance of the stock so far this year using a few metrics. The 52-week high price of POST currently stands at $112.89, which is higher than the current trading price of the stock by 20.91%. However, POST’s current trading price is -29.46% lower than the 52-week low price of $68.97. In terms of trading volume, Post Holdings Inc. currently experienced healthy participation during the last trading session. 566374 shares of Post Holdings Inc. were traded on the stock exchange on Monday, which is more than 14.7% of the 483.09K average trading volume of the stock.
The performance of the stock has been positive over the past year. POST’s performance over the past one year has seen it plunge by -17.49%, while the stock has gone down by -18.36% in the last six months. The quarterly performance of POST currently stands at 3.69%, and it is up by 1.12% in the last month. The only positive figure was from the weekly performance, which currently reads 3.91%. At the time of writing POST’s report, the company has a total market cap of $6.10B, making it one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the world.Post Holdings Inc. also has over 10100 employees all over the world.
POST Insider Activities
For Post Holdings Inc., insiders hold 91.20% of all company shares. The insider transactions over the past six months are up by 0.20%. During that period, insiders bought 15,123 shares in 10 transactions. In that same period, insiders sold 13,690 of their shares in 6 transactions. After these transactions, insiders at Post Holdings Inc. now hold 4.75M shares, which is over 91.28% of the total company stocks. Institutional investors currently hold a large chunk of the POST shares, as they control 6.96% of the company’s total stock.
POST Fundamental Analysis
For Post Holdings Inc., the stock’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) stands at -2.08. In the coming year, analysts expect the EPS to be 4.52. The EPS growth will up over the next five years to 3.20% after surging by 16.80% in the previous five years. In terms of revenue, Post Holdings Inc.’s quarterly sales (YOY) is growing at 0.73, which is lower than the average annual revenue of 16.80% over the past half a decade.
The Return on Investment (ROI) on Post Holdings Inc.’s stock currently stands at 7.70%, and it has a net profit margin of -2.40%. The operating margin of the company is 9.90%, and its gross margin is 31.30%.
POST Analysts Prediction
In June 22, 2020, several analysts reiterated their positions on the Post Holdings Inc. stock and predicted its performance to their investors. The analysts at Goldman believe POST is still a Buy and set the price target between $99 and $120.
Pivotal Research Group and Goldman also believe that Post Holdings Inc.’s stock is outperforming at the moment. POST received a positive rating from Piper Jaffray, which set a price target of $106-$130 for the stock.
At the moment, Post Holdings Inc.’s Total Debt to Equity ratio stands at 2.48, and they have a long-term Debt to Equity ratio of 2.47.
POST Technical Analysis
The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is one of the most powerful technical indicators. The 20-day Simple Moving Average of POST currently stands at 0.53%, while the SMA50 is 0.78%. The biggest one is the SMA200, which is currently reading -8.78% ahead of Monday’s trading session. The Relative Strength Index of this stock is 52.95.