This Is Too Hot For Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB), Let’s Take A Closer Look

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, CPB falls under the Consumer Defensive sector while operating within the Packaged Foods industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $43.72 and fluctuated between $44.85 as its day high and $43.65 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Campbell Soup Co. is $13.03B. A total of 2.49 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.85M shares.

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, CPB has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 36 BUYs and 13 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 596,431 shares during that period but sold 304,460.

In the most recent transaction, Sanzio Anthony sold 3,000 shares of CPB for 44.31 per share on Dec 12. After the transaction, the Executive Vice President now owns 14,238 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 14, Polomski Stanley sold 8,000 shares at 43.35 per share. CPB shares that Senior VP and Controller owns now total 33,162.

Dividend

Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Campbell Soup Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.50, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.44%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.50. CPB’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/3/2024 when it declared a $0.37 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/29/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/30/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/4/2023. The CPB stock dividend was $0.37 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for CPB in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $45.44 with high estimates of $54.50 and low estimates of $40.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, CPB has a high of $56.04 and a low of $37.94.

As of this writing, CPB has an earnings estimate of $0.77 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 17 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.82 per share and a lower estimate of $0.73.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. CPB’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $69.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $5.29B in debt and $1.81B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $12.60, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.15B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for CPB is Buy with a score of 2.67.

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