Analyst Ratings for Post Holdings Inc. (POST)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POST) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, POST was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 7 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for POST by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 105, implying potential capital gains of 25.9 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 78, implying a possible loss of -6.47 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -12.05 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 5.56 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.86 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of POST to grow at a rate of 415.09 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. POST has a PEG ratio of 0.38.

In the trailing 52-weeks, POST hit 89.04 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 68.76. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.29 percent, and 6.33 percent lower than its 52-week high. POST has a P/E ratio of 157.36. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The POST value stock report compares POST to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of POST is $5.53 billion. POST is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.