Campbell Soup Company [CPB] is 8.35% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Campbell Soup Company [NYSE: CPB] loss -0.53% on the last trading session, reaching $47.09 price per share at the time. The company report on September 8, 2022 that CAMPBELL’S® CHUNKY® UNVEILS ‘CHUNKY SACKS HUNGER’ PROGRAM; PLEDGES TO DONATE ONE MILLION MEALS THIS NFL SEASON.

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Campbell Soup Company represents 301.00 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $13.98 billion with the latest information. CPB stock price has been found in the range of $46.77 to $47.51.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.36M shares, CPB reached a trading volume of 3013653 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Campbell Soup Company [CPB]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CPB shares is $48.41 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CPB stock is a recommendation set at 3.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

UBS have made an estimate for Campbell Soup Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sell, with their previous recommendation back on March 30, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, RBC Capital Mkts dropped their target price from $47 to $46. The new note on the price target was released on March 28, 2022, representing the official price target for Campbell Soup Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $51 to $43, while Piper Sandler kept a Neutral rating on CPB stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Campbell Soup Company is set at 1.03, with the Price to Sales ratio for CPB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.63. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.18, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.66. Price to Free Cash Flow for CPB in the course of the last twelve months was 30.01 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.30.

Trading performance analysis for CPB stock

Campbell Soup Company [CPB] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.57. With this latest performance, CPB shares dropped by -7.10% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 10.38% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 7.02% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CPB stock in for the last two-week period is set at 33.44, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 28.23, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.12 for Campbell Soup Company [CPB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 49.33, while it was recorded at 47.63 for the last single week of trading, and 46.24 for the last 200 days.

Campbell Soup Company [CPB]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Campbell Soup Company [CPB] shares currently have an operating margin of +13.64 and a Gross Margin at +30.68. Campbell Soup Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.84.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 23.35, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.41.

Campbell Soup Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.30 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Campbell Soup Company [CPB]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CPB. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Campbell Soup Company go to 2.52%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Campbell Soup Company [CPB]

There are presently around $7,303 million, or 53.00% of CPB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CPB stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 23,443,037, which is approximately 0.789% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 15,830,029 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $745.44 million in CPB stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $593.75 million in CPB stock with ownership of nearly 3.504% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Campbell Soup Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 299 institutional holders increased their position in Campbell Soup Company [NYSE:CPB] by around 13,458,408 shares. Additionally, 214 investors decreased positions by around 11,408,180 shares, while 100 investors held positions by with 130,215,334 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 155,081,922 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CPB stock had 79 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,276,337 shares, while 48 institutional investors sold positions of 718,447 shares during the same period.


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