News headlines about Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Campbell Soup earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5146628213451 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Tired Old Brands Can’t Stomach Amazon-Whole Foods (bloomberg.com)
- Antonio Brown teams up with Campbell’s Soup to give back to Pittsburgh community (steelerswire.usatoday.com)
- CPB July 27th Options Begin Trading (nasdaq.com)
- Campbell Soup (CPB) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- Free Post Earnings Research Report: Campbell’s Sales Grew 14.7%; Adjusted EPS Surged 18.6% (finance.yahoo.com)
CPB has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Campbell Soup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. TheStreet lowered Campbell Soup from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, May 18th. Credit Suisse Group set a $38.00 target price on Campbell Soup and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their target price on Campbell Soup from $44.00 to $35.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 21st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their target price on Campbell Soup to $32.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 21st. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Sell” and an average price target of $40.21.
Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May 18th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $2.13 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.13 billion. Campbell Soup had a return on equity of 56.59% and a net margin of 5.97%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.59 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Campbell Soup will post 2.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Campbell Soup news, Director Maria Teresa Hilado bought 2,000 shares of Campbell Soup stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $33.22 per share, with a total value of $66,440.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 4,330 shares in the company, valued at approximately $143,842.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 37.20% of the company’s stock.
Campbell Soup Company Profile
Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products. It operates through three segments: Americas Simple Meals and Beverages, Global Biscuits and Snacks, and Campbell Fresh. The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment engages in the retail and food service of Campbell's condensed and ready-to-serve soups; Swanson broth and stocks; Prego pasta sauces; Pace Mexican sauces; Campbell's gravies, pastas, beans, and dinner sauces; Swanson canned poultry products; Plum food and snack products; V8 juices and beverages; and Campbell's tomato juices in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
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