NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Campbell Soup (CPB) shares are down -2.4% to $43.45 in early market trading on Monday after the food product manufacturer forecast full year 2015 earnings guidance between $2.45 and $2.50 per diluted share, falling short of analysts expectations by 8 cents.
The company reported fourth quarter earnings of 49 cents per diluted share that was in line with analyst expectations, on revenue of $1.85 billion, that fell short of analyst expectations of $1.9 billion.
"We continued to make progress in reshaping Campbell, although we recognize that it is taking longer than originally anticipated," said CEO Denise Morrison,"Looking ahead, we plan to deliver modest growth in fiscal 2015, despite a consumer environment that is likely to remain challenging."
TheStreet Ratings team rates CAMPBELL SOUP CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate CAMPBELL SOUP CO (CPB) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."