Mason Street Advisors LLC Has $3.81 Million Stock Position in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST)

Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST) by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 36,019 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 462 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in Post were worth $3,812,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 6 Meridian boosted its holdings in Post by 2.2% in the second quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 4,848 shares of the company’s stock worth $504,000 after acquiring an additional 104 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. lifted its holdings in shares of Post by 4.5% in the second quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 2,588 shares of the company’s stock valued at $269,000 after purchasing an additional 111 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Post by 100.0% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 266 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,000 after purchasing an additional 133 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Post by 7.4% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 2,007 shares of the company’s stock valued at $209,000 after purchasing an additional 138 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lifted its holdings in shares of Post by 1.2% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 12,480 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,321,000 after purchasing an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. 90.16% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Post stock traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $106.17. 7,928 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 583,075. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $103.08 and its 200 day simple moving average is $104.68. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.79 billion, a PE ratio of 26.02, a P/E/G ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.29. Post Holdings Inc has a one year low of $83.88 and a one year high of $113.73. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.97.

In other Post news, insider Mark W. Westphal purchased 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 29th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $98.13 per share, for a total transaction of $196,260.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 40,703 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,994,185.39. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 8.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on POST. Piper Jaffray Companies lowered Post from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Post in a report on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on Post from $115.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $116.00 target price on shares of Post in a report on Monday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Post from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Post presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $120.70.

Post Company Profile

Post Holdings, Inc operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Refrigerated Food, and Active Nutrition segments. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products.

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