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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 16742.52. 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 54.6 (with a change from open of 0.87%), this in conjunction with a target price of 58.83. Volume today has so far reached 923831, with an average volume of about 1887.39. The GAP for this stock, is -0.40%.

The P/E ratio is 30.13, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.05. 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 5.73%.

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 0.30% and institutional ownership is 45.50%. Shares outstanding is 308.05, while shares float is at a value of 187.26. Float short for Campbell Soup Company is 5.29% and the short ratio is 5.25.

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 6.08. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.1, with Price/book ratio coming to 11 and Price/cash is 56.56, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 22.87.

The simple moving averages are -4.61% and -8.46% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -18.92% and the 52 week low is 16.84%.

Campbell Soup Company has a dividend yield of 2.58%, with a current price of 54.6. 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 1.80%, with performance for the month coming to -1.33%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -17.77%, and for the half year the performance is 10.46%. Volatility for this week is 1.16% and for the month this is 1.22%.

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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