Gabelli Funds Has Upped Post Holdings (POST) Holding; Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia (SONA) Has 1.88 Sentiment

February 15, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Gabelli Funds Llc increased Post Holdings Inc (POST) stake by 1.42% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Gabelli Funds Llc acquired 8,300 shares as Post Holdings Inc (POST)’s stock declined 1.97%. The Gabelli Funds Llc holds 593,300 shares with $52.37 million value, up from 585,000 last quarter. Post Holdings Inc now has $4.96 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.19% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $75.64. About 291,494 shares traded. Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) has risen 11.46% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.24% the S&P500.

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Sonabank that provides commercial banking services to middle market corporate clients and retail clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $382.43 million. The Company’s deposit products include non-interest-bearing and interest-bearing checking, commercial checking, money market, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 123 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises commercial mortgage and non-mortgage loans, including commercial real estate loans, construction to permanent loans, development and builder loans, accounts receivable financing, lines of credit, equipment and vehicle loans, leasing, and commercial overdraft protection; construction loans for commercial, multifamily, and other non-residential properties; commercial business loans, such as lines of credit, revolving credit facilities, demand loans, term loans, equipment loans, small business administration loans, stand-by letters of credit, and unsecured loans; residential mortgage lending; and secured and unsecured consumer loans.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Fund Sa has invested 0.01% in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). 217,249 are owned by Schwab Charles Invest Management Incorporated. Everett Harris & Company Ca holds 0.02% or 6,066 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 0.03% or 257,484 shares. Whittier Of Nevada reported 40 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Asset Management One Limited has invested 0% in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 22,400 shares or 0% of its portfolio. St Johns Investment Ltd stated it has 33 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.02% or 21,869 shares in its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Co Can holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 39,433 shares. Gamco Invsts Et Al reported 717,124 shares. Country Trust Retail Bank has 241,647 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability stated it has 8,518 shares. 64,468 were accumulated by Federated Inc Pa. B T Cap Mgmt Dba Alpha Cap Mgmt stated it has 15,957 shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Post (NYSE:POST), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Post had 31 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Thursday, May 11 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, August 10. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 19 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Wednesday, September 30. The stock of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) earned “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, May 11. The rating was initiated by BB&T Capital with “Hold” on Tuesday, December 15. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by Pivotal Research. The stock of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, August 24. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of POST in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating.

Since February 6, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $299,691 activity. VITALE ROBERT V also bought $200,514 worth of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) on Tuesday, February 6. Zadoks Jeff A also bought $99,177 worth of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) on Tuesday, February 6.

Gabelli Funds Llc decreased Novartis Ag (NYSE:NVS) stake by 27,000 shares to 289,000 valued at $24.81 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Scientific Games Corp Cl A (NASDAQ:SGMS) stake by 55,000 shares and now owns 304,000 shares. Otter Tail Corporation Com (NASDAQ:OTTR) was reduced too.

Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp holds 40.21% of its portfolio in Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. for 3.23 million shares. Salzhauer Michael owns 475,759 shares or 3.47% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Corbyn Investment Management Inc Md has 3.28% invested in the company for 606,845 shares. The Illinois-based Banc Funds Co Llc has invested 1.26% in the stock. Fsi Group Llc, a Ohio-based fund reported 97,524 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 3 buys, and 0 sales for $64,400 activity.

The stock increased 0.44% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $15.99. About 20,816 shares traded. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (SONA) has risen 36.92% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.22% the S&P500.

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