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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Campbell Soup Company, CPB

Campbell Soup Company, CPB is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Processed & Packaged Goods in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Campbell Soup Company, CPB  has a market cap of 18582.39. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, Campbell Soup Company, CPB performance year to date is 17.64%. Today Campbell Soup Company, CPB has gained 0.11%, with a current price of 60.94.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 43.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 54.20%. Return of assets are at 8.70%, with return on investment at 14.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Campbell Soup Company, CPB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.52. While Total debt/equity is 2.2. With a profit margin of 8.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 35.30%, and operating margin of 13.70%. Campbell Soup Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Campbell Soup Company, CPB has seen a EPS growth of -5.30%. A performance for the year of 25.20%. The 52-week high is -10.09%, and the 52-week low is 37.68%. The average volume for Campbell Soup Company, CPB is 803205.

With a target price of 62.08, can Campbell Soup Company, CPB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Campbell Soup Company, CPB. Campbell Soup Company has a P/E of 26.64 and a forward P/E of 19.38. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.52. Campbell Soup Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.33 and 11.23 respectively. For P/cash, Campbell Soup Company has a value of 48.52, while it is 29.03 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 60.94, Campbell Soup Company has a dividend yield of 2.05%. We see a return on equity of 47.50%.

Looking more long-term Campbell Soup Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.57%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.62% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -5.30% for this year and for the last five years a -1.80% growth has been seen.

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