The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Post Holdings Inc. (POST) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $86.75. The Post Holdings Inc. has recorded 12,989 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Post Holdings to Acquire Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Nature’s Recipe® and Other Select Pet Food Brands from The J.M. Smucker Co..
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The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Packaged Foods industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $86.75 and fluctuated between $88.97 as its day high and $85.87 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Post Holdings Inc. is $5.15B. A total of 0.56 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 447.15K shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, POST has seen 12 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 42,898 and the disposition of 18,309 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 46 BUYs and 58 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 592,371 shares during that period but sold 329,631.
In the most recent transaction, SKARIE DAVID P sold 2,500 shares of POST for 89.74 per share on Mar 07. After the transaction, the Director now owns 42,518 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 05, GRAY DIEDRE J sold 10,000 shares at 94.39 per share. POST shares that EVP, GC & CAO, SECY owns now total 69,467.
Among the insiders who sold shares, HARPER BRADLY A disposed of 2,000 shares on Nov 23 at a per-share price of $94.26. This resulted in the SVP, CHIEF ACCTING OFFICER holding 7,219 shares of POST after the transaction. In another insider transaction, BURWELL DOROTHY M sold 910 shares at $93.41 per share on Nov 22. Company shares held by the Director now total 2,765.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for POST in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $104.00 with high estimates of $115.00 and low estimates of $85.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, POST has a high of $98.84 and a low of $63.53.
As of this writing, POST has an earnings estimate of $0.84 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.06 per share and a lower estimate of $0.45. The company reported an EPS of $0.85 in the last quarter, which was 21.40% higher than expectations of $0.7.
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An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.
There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 5 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for POST is Overweight with a score of 4.43. A total of 3 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 2 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.