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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 1982.03, and so far today it has a volume of 2560100. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1985 is 6.09%.

To help you determine whether Campbell Soup Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 30.43 and forward P/E is 17.22. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Campbell Soup Company has a value for PEG of 6.14. P/S ratio is 2.12 and the P/B ratio is 11.11. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 57.09 and 23.09 respectively.

At the current price Campbell Soup Company is trading at, 54.89 (-0.90% today), Campbell Soup Company has a dividend yield of 2.55%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 68.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.8, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.80% after growing -14.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -578.00%, and -0.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 307.88, and the number of shares float is 187.68. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 45.40%. The float short is 5.36%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.07. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.00%, and also a return on investment of 13.00%.

The ability for Campbell Soup Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.52 and total debt/equity is 2.32. In terms of margins, Campbell Soup Company has a gross margin of 34.60%, with its operating margin at 11.70%, and Campbell Soup Company has a profit margin of 7.10%.

The 52 week high is -19.02%, with 16.70% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -8.87% and the 200 day simple moving average is -8.36%.

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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