Traders sold shares of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) on strength during trading on Thursday. $8.44 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $22.66 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $14.22 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Campbell Soup had the 13th highest net out-flow for the day. Campbell Soup traded up $0.04 for the day and closed at $53.25

Several research firms recently commented on CPB. Barclays PLC reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Campbell Soup in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Credit Suisse Group set a $47.00 price target on Campbell Soup and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Campbell Soup from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $60.00 price target on Campbell Soup and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Campbell Soup from $55.00 to $52.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.24.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $52.42 and a 200 day moving average of $57.04. The company has a market capitalization of $16.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.62 and a beta of 0.34.

Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) last posted its earnings results on Friday, May 19th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.05. Campbell Soup had a net margin of 6.17% and a return on equity of 59.83%. The company had revenue of $1.85 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.87 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.65 earnings per share. Campbell Soup’s quarterly revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Campbell Soup Company will post $3.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 13th were issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, July 11th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.63%. Campbell Soup’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 88.05%.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CPB. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Campbell Soup by 2,522.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,676,936 shares of the company’s stock valued at $840,105,000 after buying an additional 14,117,312 shares during the period. Waldron LP raised its position in Campbell Soup by 9,981.3% in the first quarter. Waldron LP now owns 3,730,196 shares of the company’s stock valued at $225,418,000 after buying an additional 3,693,195 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its position in Campbell Soup by 97.2% in the first quarter. 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 period. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in Campbell Soup by 33.3% in the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 3,333,547 shares of the company’s stock valued at $190,812,000 after buying an additional 833,687 shares during the period. Finally, LSV Asset Management bought a new position in Campbell Soup during the second quarter valued at $35,597,000. Institutional investors own 43.84% of the company’s stock.

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About Campbell Soup

Campbell Soup Company is a food company, which manufactures 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.

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