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Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

CPB's profit will be $167.44M for 24.17 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. On average, equities research analysts predict that Campbell Soup Company will post $3.05 earnings per share for the current year. The stock rose 1.39% or $0.03 reaching $1.83 per share.

Investors sold shares of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. It has underperformed by 29.52% the S&P500.

Cantab Capital Partners Llp increased Domino's Pizza Inc. Iridian Asset Management Llc acquired 293,025 shares as Semgroup Corp (SEMG)'s stock declined 17.35%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.65 earnings per share. Campbell Soup Co now has $16.22B valuation. In light of the many issues surrounding this company, we thought it was a good time to take a close look at the numbers in order to form a realistic perspective on the fundamental picture for this stock. It has underperformed by 9.37% the S&P500.

Campbell Soup Company is a food company, which makes and markets food products. The Company's segments include Americas Simple Meals and Beverages; Global Biscuits and Snacks, and Campbell Fresh. The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment includes the retail and food service channel businesses.

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has a market cap of $16.15 billion and over the last 12 months, CPB has declined by -13.18%. Therefore 7% are positive. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, September 19 by Argus Research. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, July 7.

September 2 investment analysts at Citigroup left the company rating at "Neutral" and moved up the price target to $63.00 from $50.00. On Wednesday, November 23 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Underperform". RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, July 18 report. As per Monday, November 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. UBS initiated it with "Sell" rating and $52 target in Wednesday, February 24 report. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 2.

Since March 29, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $52.51 million activity. Shares for $52.51 million were bought by DORRANCE BENNETT.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.11, from 0.95 in 2016Q3.

Among 14 analysts covering Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB), 1 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 7 Hold. 60 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. It last trading capacity has been noted with 1.32 million shares and 1.67 million shares are observed as exploring the average capacity of last three months trading period. Bluemountain Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has 0.04% invested in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for 37,723 shares. 32,300 are owned by Art Limited Liability Company. Cantab Capital Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 1,998 shares. Campbell Soup's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 88.05%. 6,921 are owned by Advisor Prtnrs Lc. Profund Ltd invested in 4,779 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 418.95 million shares or 0.48% less from 420.96 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Amp Cap holds 0.01% or 46,002 shares in its portfolio. Commonwealth Bancshares Of, a Australia-based fund reported 20,649 shares. Boulegeris Investments Incorporated holds 0.39% or 10,625 shares in its portfolio. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 2,917,189 shares of the company's stock valued at $166,601,000 after buying an additional 1,438,025 shares during the last quarter. Philadelphia Fincl Mngmt Of San Francisco Limited Liability Com invested in 5.92% or 2.38M shares. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 62% are positive.

A number of analysts recently commented on CPB shares. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to "Underweight" on Friday, January 15. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Northland Capital. The rating was initiated by Raymond James with "Outperform" on Thursday, September 10. The stock has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 31. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ENV in report on Tuesday, November 8 with "Buy" rating. Bank of America downgraded the shares of LLL in report on Thursday, December 8 to "Neutral" rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) rating on Friday, July 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.11, from 0.95 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold SEMG shares while 50 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. Ameriprise Financial, Minnesota-based fund reported 194,531 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Management Ltd Co holds 0.03% or 23,463 shares. Toronto Dominion Commercial Bank stated it has 33,471 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Gru reported 0% of its portfolio in Envestnet Inc (NYSE:ENV).

Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The increased Ford Mtr Co Del (NYSE:F) stake by 162,902 shares to 5.02M valued at $60.90 million in 2016Q4. Berkshire Asset Limited Liability Co Pa invested in 4,790 shares. Montecito National Bank & Trust has invested 0.03% in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Mount Lucas Management Ltd Partnership holds 38,027 shares. Hirtle Callaghan & Limited Company reported 0% of its portfolio in SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM).

Apg Asset Management Nv decreased Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) stake by 1.03M shares to 3.56 million valued at $169.16 million in 2016Q4. 561,554 were reported by Northern Trust.

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