There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) Volatility

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Packaged Foods industry segment, falling under the Consumer Defensive sector. The current market capitalization of Campbell Soup Co. is $13.31B. A total of 2.66 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.80M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Sanzio Anthony sold 3,000 shares of CPB for 44.31 per share on Dec 12 ’23. After the transaction, the Executive Vice President now owns 14,238 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 14 ’23, Polomski Stanley sold 8,000 shares at 43.35 per share. CPB shares that Senior VP and Controller owns now total 33,162.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Campbell Soup Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.48, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.31%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.46. CPB’s most recent ex-dividend date was 4/3/2024 when it declared a $0.37 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/29/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/29/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 1/3/2024. The CPB stock dividend was $0.37 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. 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 $0.7 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.73 per share and a lower estimate of $0.67. The company reported an EPS of $0.91 in the last quarter, which was 4.60% higher than expectations of $0.87.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its 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 $12.92, 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 2.71.

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