As Post Holdings (POST) Market Value Declined, Route One Investment Company LP Has Lifted Holding; 3M Co Com (MMM) Shareholder Horizon Investments Trimmed Its Holding by $484,120

January 22, 2018 - By Louis Casey

William Duhamel increased its stake in Post Holdings Inc. (POST) by 2.88% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Route One Investment Company Lp bought 120,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.97% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by William Duhamel held 4.29M shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $378.51 million, up from 4.17 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Route One Investment Company Lp who had been investing in Post Holdings Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.135 during the last trading session, reaching $79.515. About 184,502 shares traded. Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) has risen 11.46% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.24% the S&P500.

Horizon Investments Llc decreased its stake in 3M Co Com (MMM) by 27.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Horizon Investments Llc sold 2,470 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,500 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.28M, down from 8,970 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Horizon Investments Llc who had been investing in 3M Co Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $146.88 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $1.58 during the last trading session, reaching $246.6. About 654,834 shares traded. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has risen 18.59% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.89% 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. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Pivotal Research. On Thursday, May 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 19 by BMO Capital Markets. SunTrust upgraded Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) on Wednesday, September 30 to “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $9700 target in Thursday, August 10 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 23 with “Buy”. On Friday, May 6 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. Citigroup upgraded Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) on Monday, August 10 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by TheStreet on Monday, August 17 to “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 33 investors sold POST 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. Moreover, State Of Wisconsin Inv Board has 0% invested in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 13,210 shares. Winfield Assoc owns 5 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & holds 268 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Limited reported 53,467 shares stake. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 0% or 14,090 shares in its portfolio. Natixis invested 0.18% in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Citadel Advisors Limited holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 864,184 shares. Anderson Hoagland & stated it has 10,046 shares or 0.55% of all its holdings. 234,158 were accumulated by Hutchin Hill Cap L P. Howe & Rusling accumulated 589 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 48,298 shares. 593,300 are owned by Gabelli Funds Ltd Llc. 24,900 are held by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 128,758 shares. Massachusetts-based Liberty Mutual Gru Asset has invested 0.09% in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 59 investors sold MMM shares while 612 reduced holdings. 101 funds opened positions while 417 raised stakes. 387.06 million shares or 0.01% more from 387.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Republic Mngmt reported 0.7% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Gm Advisory Incorporated holds 0.08% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) or 1,319 shares. The Hawaii-based First Hawaiian Financial Bank has invested 0.05% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Amalgamated Natl Bank has 70,241 shares. Atlanta Cap Management Co L L C holds 0.42% or 350,714 shares in its portfolio. 34,012 are owned by Novare Ltd Liability Corporation. Gratry & invested in 0.33% or 1,295 shares. Colonial Trust Advsr has invested 0.48% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). S&T Retail Bank Pa reported 1.72% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Fairfield Bush Commerce has invested 0.38% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Carlton Hofferkamp Jenks Wealth Management Llc reported 6,968 shares stake. First Natl Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services holds 0.51% or 4,911 shares in its portfolio. 7,760 were reported by Regent Investment Ltd Liability. 4,000 are owned by Peddock Advsr Ltd Company. Kistler reported 3,722 shares.

Analysts await 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $2.02 EPS, up 7.45% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.88 per share. MMM’s profit will be $1.20 billion for 30.52 P/E if the $2.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.33 actual EPS reported by 3M Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.30% negative EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering 3M (NYSE:MMM), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. 3M had 72 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Wednesday, April 26. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $202 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 21. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. J.P. Morgan maintained 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Thursday, January 18. J.P. Morgan has “Sell” rating and $221.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Underperform” rating and $155 target in Wednesday, October 26 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 16. Citigroup maintained 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Tuesday, April 19. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $191 target.

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