Campbell Soup Company (CPB) shares ascend -0.39% on Thursday: A Good Option for Optimistic Investors

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Mark A. Clouse Director, President and Chief Executive Officer with 110,236 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Adam G. Ciongoli Senior Vice President and General Counsel, with 95,471 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 70,630 shares of CPB is Carlos Abrams-rivera Senior Vice President and President, Campbell Snacks.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Campbell Soup Company (CPB), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 20.0 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is Third Point LLC with 17.0 million shares. In the third-place spot with 10.0 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $46.42 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 2012124. Compare that to its average daily volume of 2.20M. Given the fact that this stock has 299.70M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $13.91B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 0.41. Its Price to Sales ratio is 1.72, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 448.78, and its Price to Book ratio is 12.68.

CPB stock has achieved a 5-day range of $46.07 to $47.13, with a total performance of +0.24% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $45.77 to $48.38, generating a -1.23% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +11.67%, trading in the range of $41.15 to $48.38.

In the past 5 days, shares of CPB have made a new high 3 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 4 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 9 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 7/30/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.5. This is a 0.09 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.41, amounting to an earnings surprise of 22.00%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 7/30/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.47, making for an earnings surprise of 19.10%. For the quarter ending 1/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.79, generating a 12.90% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 07-2019, was $211.0 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $261.0 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.0 billion for the year, compared to $1.0 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$384.0 million, compared to -$407.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $1.0 billion compared to the prior year’s $898.0 million.

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 3/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.08, a Debt to Equity ratio of 7.68 and a Debt to EBITDA of 8.06. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 2.69, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 1.59 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.67.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 7/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 11.2, a Net Margin of 2.46, a ROE of 16.56, and a ROC of 20.23.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for CPB, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 0.99. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for CPB is now 0.00. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 3.32.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for CPB is sitting at 0.33, while its Current Ratio is 0.58 and its PEG Ratio is 68.5. This stock’s PB Ratio is 12.71, its PS Ratio is 1.63, its Forward PE Ratio is 18.66, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 54.61. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 21.26, its Price to Owner Earnings is 30.95, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 13.8 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 10.01.