Digging Up the Facts on Campbell Soup Company (CPB)

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Processed & Packaged Goods. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $48.11, down from yesterday’s close by -0.72%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) currently trades with a market capitalization of $14.57 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -1.86 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $910 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.81 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 2.18% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how CPB has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Campbell Soup Company recorded a 52-week high of $64.23. It is now trading 16.12% off that level. The stock is trading $47.87 its 50-day moving average by -0.24%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $44.99.

In recent action, Campbell Soup Company (CPB) has made a move of -2.41% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 12.92% with $174.55 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CPB.

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