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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Campbell Soup

(NYSE:

CPB

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $34.99, above its previous 52-week high of $34.98 with 585,446 shares traded as of 12:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Campbell has a market cap of $10.51 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of branded convenience food products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 14.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Campbell as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Campbell Ratings Report

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