Media headlines about Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Campbell Soup earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3983409956419 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Campbell Soup (CPB) traded down $0.73 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $46.04. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,214,109 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,983,365. The stock has a market cap of $14,055.72, a PE ratio of 15.91, a PEG ratio of 3.54 and a beta of 0.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.42. Campbell Soup has a fifty-two week low of $44.99 and a fifty-two week high of $64.23.

Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.97 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $2.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.17 billion. Campbell Soup had a net margin of 11.08% and a return on equity of 56.88%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.00 EPS. equities analysts predict that Campbell Soup will post 2.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 9th. Campbell Soup’s dividend payout ratio is presently 48.95%.

Several research analysts have recently commented on CPB shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Campbell Soup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their target price on Campbell Soup from $60.00 to $56.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “sell” rating and set a $43.00 target price (down previously from $47.00) on shares of Campbell Soup in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $51.00 target price (down previously from $58.00) on shares of Campbell Soup in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued an “underweight” rating and set a $47.00 target price (down previously from $52.00) on shares of Campbell Soup in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.00.

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In related news, insider Luca Mignini bought 4,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $46.47 per share, for a total transaction of $199,821.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 88,178 shares in the company, valued at $4,097,631.66. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Charles R. Perrin sold 2,304 shares of Campbell Soup stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.46, for a total value of $107,043.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 37.20% of the company’s stock.

Campbell Soup Company Profile

Campbell Soup Company is a food company, which manufactures and markets food products. The Company’s segments include Americas Simple Meals and Beverages; Global Biscuits and Snacks, and Campbell Fresh. The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment includes the retail and food service channel businesses.

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