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Long or Short: Post (NYSE: POST)


Post trades as part of the consumer packaged goods industry and is part of the consumer defensive sector. 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 0.38% with an open at 105.16 and a close of 105.50. It reached an intraday high of 105.80 and a low of 104.44.

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The stock has a market cap of $7.7b with 73.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 69.9m shares. Trading volume reached 735,256 shares compared to its average volume of 573,763 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 0.49% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -6.12%. Over three months, it changed 4.88%. In one year it has changed 32.75% and within that year its 52-week high was 113.73 and its 52-week low was 77.36. POST stock is 36.38% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 99.25 and a 50 day moving average of 108.57. Currently POST stock is trading 6.30% 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 17.21. 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 24.48.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/02/2019): 0.58
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/31/2019): 1.67
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/15/2018): -0.26
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/02/2018): 1.29
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/03/2018): 1.20

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 250.00, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 57.80%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 1,976,158, which was 2.70% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 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 0.31.

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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 2.38.

Company Scores:

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

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