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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for POST. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 105, implying potential capital gains of 25.9 percent. The minimum price target given was 78, implying a possible loss of -6.47 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -12.05 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 5.56 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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 last 52-weeks, POST has achieved a high of 89.04 and a low of 68.76. Today's price is 21.29 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 6.33 percent. 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.