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Analysts See $0.82 EPS for Post Holdings, Inc. (POST); Partner Fund Management LP Lifted By $28.65 Million Its Baxter Intl (BAX) Stake

Partner Fund Management Lp increased Baxter Intl Inc (BAX) stake by 39.14% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Partner Fund Management Lp acquired 462,086 shares as Baxter Intl Inc (BAX)’s stock rose 15.04%. The Partner Fund Management Lp holds 1.64M shares with $103.08M value, up from 1.18M last quarter. Baxter Intl Inc now has $37.70B valuation. The stock increased 1.47% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $69.2. About 4.38M shares traded or 59.13% up from the average. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has risen 32.55% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.85% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) to report $0.82 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.20 EPS change or 32.26% from last quarter’s $0.62 EPS. POST’s profit would be $54.30 million giving it 24.21 P/E if the $0.82 EPS is correct. After having $0.88 EPS previously, Post Holdings, Inc.’s analysts see -6.82% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $79.4. About 572,820 shares traded. Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) has risen 11.46% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.24% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Post (NYSE:POST), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Post had 29 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of POST in report on Monday, September 18 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the shares of POST in report on Tuesday, September 19 to “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 21 report. The stock of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) earned “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, December 15. As per Wednesday, September 30, the company rating was upgraded by SunTrust. Pivotal Research maintained the shares of POST in report on Friday, November 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, November 25. As per Thursday, November 16, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. BMO Capital Markets maintained Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) on Wednesday, June 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Pivotal Research.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 33 investors sold Post Holdings, Inc. shares while 77 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 71.70 million shares or 1.02% more from 70.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Qs Limited Company owns 0% invested in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 4,313 shares. Natixis holds 0.18% or 219,202 shares in its portfolio. Verition Fund Limited Liability Corp reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Citigroup has invested 0% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Argent Capital Management Ltd Liability stated it has 841,554 shares. Raymond James And has invested 0.02% in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Switzerland-based Gam Ag has invested 0.61% in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Zacks Inv Mgmt owns 2,325 shares. Northpointe Ltd Company invested in 4,747 shares. State Street Corp owns 1.73 million shares. Neuberger Berman Group Incorporated Limited Co owns 3,324 shares. Moreover, Tower Research Ltd Company (Trc) has 0% invested in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Amalgamated National Bank & Trust holds 12,387 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Mgmt Limited Liability has 973,929 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. First Personal Financial Service invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST).

Post Holdings, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged goods holding firm in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.26 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: Post Consumer Brands, Michael Foods Group, Active Nutrition, and Private Brands. It has a 158.8 P/E ratio. It makes, markets, and sells ready-to-eat cereal and hot cereal products; and egg, refrigerated potato, cheese and other dairy case, and pasta products.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 38 investors sold BAX shares while 300 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 253 raised stakes. 439.80 million shares or 0.96% less from 444.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brinker has invested 0.04% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset, a Japan-based fund reported 37,051 shares. Putnam Invs Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Peoples Financial Services Corporation stated it has 0.51% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). 47,900 are held by Point72 Asset L P. San Francisco Sentry Grp (Ca) holds 11,767 shares. Johnson Inv Counsel Inc holds 0.02% or 14,887 shares in its portfolio. Connors Investor Inc accumulated 0.04% or 4,192 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees invested in 0.15% or 20,021 shares. Legal General Grp Public Limited Liability Co reported 3.28 million shares. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Limited Liability accumulated 0% or 97 shares. Adage Capital Ptnrs Gru Ltd Company stated it has 0.11% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). 20,967 are owned by Summit Financial Wealth Ltd Company. Golub Gru Limited Company accumulated 0.13% or 23,020 shares. Davenport Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) for 6,897 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Baxter International had 49 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was reinitiated on Monday, August 10 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, April 4 by Leerink Swann. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 26. The stock of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BAX in report on Friday, September 1 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Thursday, October 13. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, July 25. The rating was initiated by UBS on Tuesday, September 22 with “Neutral”. BMO Capital Markets maintained Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy” rating.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $2.16 million activity. STALLKAMP THOMAS T had sold 8,920 shares worth $555,538. Another trade for 12,670 shares valued at $772,363 was sold by Accogli Giuseppe. $583,014 worth of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) was sold by FORSYTH JOHN D. $247,672 worth of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) was sold by Shapazian Carole J.

Partner Fund Management Lp decreased Myokardia Inc stake by 52,570 shares to 1.62 million valued at $69.29M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Molina Healthcare Inc (NYSE:MOH) stake by 164,308 shares and now owns 716,094 shares. Square Inc was reduced too.

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