Today's Dead Cat Bounce Stock Is Post Holdings (POST)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Post Holdings ( POST) as a "dead cat bounce" (down big yesterday but up big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Post Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • POST has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $51.2 million.
  • POST has traded 344,615 shares today.
  • POST is up 3.3% today.
  • POST was down 8.2% yesterday.

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More details on POST:

Post Holdings, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells refrigerated, active nutrition, and private label food products in the United States and Canada. The company operates through five segments: Post Foods, Michael Foods, Active Nutrition, Private Brands, and Attune Foods. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Post Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Post Holdings has been 548,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Post has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 0.47 and a short float of 22.7% with 8.08 days to cover. Shares are up 16.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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