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 a possible profit of 25.9 percent. The minimum price target given was 78, implying a possible loss of -6.47 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of POST to grow at a rate of 415.09 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.