Cereal numbers

19 September 2017 By Jeffrey Goldfarb

The Grape-Nuts-to-Weetabix maker has ordered up a side of sausage and home fries by agreeing to buy Bob Evans. Post shares have been on a roll, but it’s paying a hefty 15 times EBITDA, before trimming any fat. An estimated return of 5 pct is no way to start an investor’s day.

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