Just 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 $39.48, up from yesterday’s close by 0.10%. 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 $12.07 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 0.41 % 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 $933 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.61 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 2.21% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Campbell Soup Company recorded a 52-week high of $59.14. It is now trading 19.66% off that level. The stock is trading $42.12 its 50-day moving average by 2.64%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $39.06.

In recent action, Campbell Soup Company (CPB) has made a move of -5.64% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.61, 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 13.87% with $174.53 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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