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Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 16911.85. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Campbell Soup Company is 54.93 (with a change from open of 0.60%), this in conjunction with a target price of 58.83. Volume today has so far reached 1547400, with an average volume of about 1929.96. The GAP for this stock, is -0.02%.

The P/E ratio is 30.45, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.23. The current EPS for Campbell Soup Company, is 1.8, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -14.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 6.16%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Campbell Soup Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 4.80% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.96%. Quarter over quarter is -578.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -4.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 45.40%. Shares outstanding is 307.88, while shares float is at a value of 187.68. Float short for Campbell Soup Company is 5.36% and the short ratio is 5.21.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.52, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.32. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.4. The most recent gross margin is 34.60% and their operating margin is 11.70%. The profit margin is 7.10%.

Campbell Soup Company has seen returns on assets of 7.00%, and on investment, 13.00%. Return on equity is 36.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 6.14. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.12, with Price/book ratio coming to 11.12 and Price/cash is 57.13, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 23.1.

The simple moving averages are -7.72% and -8.34% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -18.96% and the 52 week low is 16.79%.

Campbell Soup Company has a dividend yield of 2.55%, with a current price of 54.93. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 68.70%. This is in an industry, Processed & Packaged Goods, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Campbell Soup Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry means that Campbell Soup Company has seen performance for the past week of -1.38%, with performance for the month coming to -10.13%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -12.15%, and for the half year the performance is 10.95%. Volatility for this week is 1.11% and for the month this is 1.54%.

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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