Treehouse Foods Inc (NYSE:THS) Has Increase in Shorts

July 14, 2018 - By Carol Mulligan

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.22, from 0.96 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 30 investors sold TreeHouse Foods, Inc. shares while 63 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 57.64 million shares or 3.40% less from 59.68 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
S&T Retail Bank Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 285,204 shares. Amica Mutual Insur Communication accumulated 0.06% or 12,818 shares. Ameriprise holds 219,030 shares. Cambiar Ltd Llc reported 0.44% stake. Retirement Sys Of Alabama stated it has 108,441 shares. Stifel Financial has invested 0% in TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS). Destination Wealth stated it has 0% in TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS). Trexquant Invest Ltd Partnership invested 0.07% of its portfolio in TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS). Champlain Partners Ltd Co reported 1.29% in TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS). Pnc Services Incorporated holds 0% or 2,395 shares. Moreover, Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System has 0.01% invested in TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) for 15,227 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board holds 0% of its portfolio in TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) for 11,074 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Com holds 6,805 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.01% of its portfolio in TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS). Invesco holds 0% or 63,191 shares in its portfolio.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $5.95 million activity. On Monday, June 18 the insider Alkemade Maurice sold $45,924. ONeill Thomas Emmet III sold $1.52M worth of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) on Tuesday, March 6. The insider Kahler Erik Thomas sold 14,100 shares worth $716,502. On Monday, May 7 the insider VERMYLEN DAVID B sold $2.26M.

The stock of Treehouse Foods Inc (NYSE:THS) registered an increase of 22.05% in short interest. THS’s total short interest was 6.51M shares in July as published by FINRA. Its up 22.05% from 5.33M shares, reported previously. With 720,900 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 9 days to cover their THS’s short positions. The short interest to Treehouse Foods Inc’s float is 12.48%.

The stock increased 0.19% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $52.94. About 413,180 shares traded. TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) has declined 39.67% since July 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 52.24% the S&P500.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. operates as a food and beverage maker in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $2.98 billion. The firm operates through North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export divisions. It currently has negative earnings. It sells branded and private label products, including non-dairy powdered creamers; sweeteners; condensed, ready to serve, and powdered soups, broths, and gravies; refrigerated and shelf stable salad dressings and sauces; pickles and related products; Mexican and other sauces; jams and pie fillings; aseptic products; liquid non-dairy creamer; powdered drinks; single serve hot beverages; specialty teas; hot cereals; baking and mix powders; macaroni and cheese; skillet dinners; snack nuts, trail mixes, dried fruit, and other wholesome snacks; nuts; and other products.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. TreeHouse Foods had 8 analyst reports since February 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, May 7. The stock of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by SunTrust. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 3 by Jefferies. The stock of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 16 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) earned “Hold” rating by Stephens on Friday, February 16. Stifel Nicolaus maintained TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) on Thursday, February 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, February 12.

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