Does Post Holdings Inc. (POST) Have Insiders Selling Shares?


As of Wednesday close, Post Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE:POST) stock was up $0.03, moving up 0.03 percent to $93.86. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 733,040 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $4.29 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 533,190, while in the previous 50 days, it was 461,586.

Since last month, POST stock rose 5.98%. Shares of the company fell to $84.51 on 11/11/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $93.87 was reached on 11/23/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $61.67. Since the beginning of this year, POST’s stock price has risen by 27.25% or $18.71, and marked a new high 30 times. However, the stock has declined by -0.01% since its 52-week high.

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POST stock investors should be aware that Post Holdings Inc. (POST) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 2 days ago on Nov 22. BURWELL DOROTHY M, the Director of the company, disposed of 910 shares for $93.41 on Nov 22. It resulted in a $85,004 divestment by the insider. CURL GREGORY L sold 4,000 shares at an average price of $92.40 on Nov 21. The insider now owns 11,907 shares following the transaction. On Nov 21, Director GROTE ROBERT E sold 2,000 shares at $92.33 apiece. The transaction was valued at $184,666.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Post Holdings Inc. (POST) has a P/E ratio of about 8.57. The stock’s beta is 0.65. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.95, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.67, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 15.18 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Post Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 2.30, while its current ratio was 3.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.78, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.78. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 25.20% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 7.60%. Based on annual data, POST earned $1.47 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.85 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 4.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 15.70%.

In Post Holdings Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $6.03 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. POST’s revenue fell -4.26% to $1.41 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.52 billion. While analysts expected Post Holdings Inc. to report $0.54 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.69 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 27.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $176.1 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Post Holdings Inc. were 8.04 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $6.14 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $58.6 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Post Holdings Inc.’s (POST) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 31.63%, the RSI 9-day stood at 70.99% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Post Holdings Inc. price is up by +4.79% percent or $4.29. At present, POST shares trade +6.47% above its 20-day simple moving average and +12.89% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +6.94% above its SMA50 and +32.45% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 96.82% and Stochastic coefficient D was 84.46%, while ATR was 2.56. Given the Stochastic reading of 93.22% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 65.57%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 3.68, while the 14-day reading stands at 4.17.


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