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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 105, implying potential capital gains of 25.9 percent. The lowest price target was 78, which equates to a potential downside 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 5.56 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of POST to grow at a rate of 415.09 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of POST is 0.38.

In the last 52-weeks, POST has achieved a high of 89.04 and a low of 68.76. Currently the stock is 21.29 percent higher than its 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.