Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Current Valuation: Post (NYSE: POST)

Current Valuation: Post (NYSE: POST)

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Post trades as part of the consumer packaged goods industry and is part of the consumer defensive sector. Post Inc is a consumer packaged goods company producing and selling cereals, egg products, refrigerated potato and dairy items, private-label nut butters, and protein shakes, bars, and powders.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The POST stock showed a previous change of 0.27% with an open at 86.57 and a close of 86.71. It reached an intraday high of 87.34 and a low of 86.20.

SeekingAlpha:  Value And Quality Stocks In Consumer Staples

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $5.8b with 67.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 65.3m shares. Trading volume reached 419,688 shares compared to its average volume of 677,642 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Post shares returned 1.51% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 11.84%. Over three months, it changed 9.58%. In one year it has changed 13.01% and within that year its 52-week high was 88.93 and its 52-week low was 70.66. POST stock is 22.71% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 79.95 and a 50 day moving average of 80.94. Currently POST stock is trading 8.45% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Value And Quality Stocks In Consumer Staples

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.42 that ended on 30th of September 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 206.45. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.11. The TTM EPS is 3.45, which comes to a TTM PE of 25.13.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  1.06
12-31-2017:  0.88
09-30-2017:  0.88
06-30-2017:  0.63

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 179.10, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 51.59%

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest is 8,365,215, which is 12.43% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 13.34. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is -0.13

SeekingAlpha:  By The Numbers: Industrials With Big Cash Distributions

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 9.80%, return on assets is 2.68%, profit margin is 9.05%, price-to-sales is 1.30 and price-to-book is 1.87.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 5  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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