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How to buy Post stock | $106.18

Learn how to easily invest in Post stock.

Post Holdings Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Post shares (POST) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Post employs 10,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Post stock price (NYSE: POST)

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Post shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-24.
Latest market close$106.18
52-week range$85.12 - $117.91
50-day moving average $107.63
200-day moving average $110.16
Wall St. target price$127.40
PE ratio 38.5002
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.79

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Is it a good time to buy Post stock?

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Post price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $106.18 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-19) 1.14%
1 month (2021-09-24) -2.16%
3 months (2021-07-26) 1.68%
6 months (2021-04-26) -6.14%
1 year (2020-10-23) 14.65%
2 years (2019-10-25) 4.52%
3 years (2018-10-25) 17.82%
5 years (2016-10-25) 34.34%

Is Post under- or over-valued?

Valuing Post stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Post's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Post's P/E ratio

Post's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Post shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Post's PEG ratio

Post's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8509. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Post's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Post's EBITDA

Post's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Post's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Post financials

Revenue TTM $5.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.04%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.65%
Return on equity TTM 7.47%
Profit margin 3.26%
Book value $44.48
Market capitalisation $6.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Post shares

There are currently 3.5 million Post shares held short by investors – that's known as Post's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% up from 3.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Post shares can be evaluated.

Post's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Post's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Post shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Post shares traded daily (recently around 364530.34055728). Post's SIR currently stands at 9.69. In other words for every 100,000 Post shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9690 shares are currently held short.

However Post's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Post shares, or, against the total number of tradable Post shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Post's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Post shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0685% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Post shares, roughly 69 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Post.

Find out more about how you can short Post stock.

Post share dividends

We're not expecting Post to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Post share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Post's shares have ranged in value from as little as $85.12 up to $117.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

POST.US volatility(beta: 0.78)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Post's is 0.7815. This would suggest that Post's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Post overview

Post Holdings, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Foodservice, Refrigerated Retail, and BellRing Brands. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products. The Weetabix segment primarily markets and distributes branded and private label RTE cereal, hot cereals and other cereal-based food products, breakfast drinks, and muesli. The Foodservice segment produces and distributes egg and potato products in the foodservice and food ingredient channels. The Refrigerated Retail segment produces and distributes side dishes, eggs and egg products, cheese, sausages, and other refrigerated products to retail customers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Post is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.749% of Post shares are held by insiders and 94.361% by institutions.
How many people work for Post?
Latest data suggests 10,200 work at Post.
When does the fiscal year end for Post?
Post's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Post based?
Post's address is: 2503 South Hanley Road, Saint Louis, MO, United States, 63144
What is Post's ISIN number?
Post's international securities identification number is: US7374461041
What is Post's CUSIP number?
Post's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 737446104

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