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.

POST was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 105, which equates to a potential upside of 25.9 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 78, implying potential capital losses of -6.47 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.86 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

POST has an estimated earnings growth rate of 415.09 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. POST has a PEG ratio of 0.38.

POST has traded between a high of 89.04 and a low of 68.76 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.29 percent, and 6.33 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.