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Stock Highlights: Post (NYSE: POST)


Post is in the consumer defensive sector and is part of the consumer packaged goods industry. The company CEO is Robert V. Vitale. 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 0.81% with an open at 105.73 and a close of 106.37. It reached an intraday high of 107.08 and a low of 105.40.

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The stock has a market cap of $7.8b with 73.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 69.9m shares. Trading volume reached 396,452 shares compared to its average volume of 515,106 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 -0.51% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -1.80%. Over three months, it changed 2.72%. In one year it has changed 40.57% and within that year its 52-week high was 113.73 and its 52-week low was 75.01. POST stock is 41.81% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 98.12 and a 50 day moving average of 107.39. Currently POST stock is trading 8.41% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.13 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.35. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.00. The TTM EPS is 4.31, which comes to a TTM PE of 24.68.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 240.42, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 55.76%

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest is 1,976,158, which is 2.70% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.96. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.29

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 7.67%, return on assets is 2.03%, profit margin is 4.17%, price-to-sales is 1.28 and price-to-book is 2.39.

Company Scores:

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

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