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Is Campbell Soup Company(NYSE: CPB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985. Campbell Soup Company is in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Campbell Soup Company, is 2055.99, and so far today it has a volume of 712275. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1985 is 20.35%.

To help you determine whether Campbell Soup Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.25 and forward P/E is 19.82. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Campbell Soup Company has a value for PEG of 3.6. P/S ratio is 2.39 and the P/B ratio is 11.49. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 49.63 and 29.7 respectively.

At the current price Campbell Soup Company is trading at, 62.19 (-0.13% today), Campbell Soup Company has a dividend yield of 2.01%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 54.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.29, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.62% after growing -5.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -48.60%, and -50.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 305.28, and the number of shares float is 187.61. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 43.90%. The float short is 6.34%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.79. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.70%, and also a return on investment of 14.40%.

The ability for Campbell Soup Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.52 and total debt/equity is 2.2. In terms of margins, Campbell Soup Company has a gross margin of 35.30%, with its operating margin at 13.70%, and Campbell Soup Company has a profit margin of 8.90%.

The 52 week high is -8.25%, with 40.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.49% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.01%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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