Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Campbell Soup

(

CPB

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Campbell Soup as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • CPB has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $143.1 million.
  • CPB has traded 70,886 shares today.
  • CPB is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on CPB:

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets convenience food products. It operates through U.S. Simple Meals; Global Baking and Snacking; International Simple Meals and Beverages; U.S. Beverages; and Bolthouse and Foodservice segments. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2%. CPB has a PE ratio of 3. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Campbell Soup a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Campbell Soup has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Campbell has a market cap of $18.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 0.39 and a short float of 4.5% with 3.89 days to cover. Shares are up 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Campbell Soup as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $218.00 million or 15.95% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -26.84%.
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, CPB's share price has jumped by 28.82%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Looking ahead, the stock's sharp rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 2.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 2.3%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • 37.63% is the gross profit margin for CAMPBELL SOUP CO which we consider to be strong. Regardless of CPB's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, CPB's net profit margin of 8.80% compares favorably to the industry average.
  • CAMPBELL SOUP CO's earnings per share declined by 20.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past year. However, we anticipate this trend reversing over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CAMPBELL SOUP CO reported lower earnings of $2.24 versus $2.32 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.89 versus $2.24).

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