Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) Releases FY 2023 Earnings Guidance

Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPBGet Rating) updated its FY 2023 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.85-$2.95 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.92. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.90 billion-$9.08 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.79 billion.

Campbell Soup Stock Performance

CPB stock opened at $49.18 on Friday. Campbell Soup has a 12-month low of $39.76 and a 12-month high of $51.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 0.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. The business has a 50 day moving average of $49.27 and a 200-day moving average of $47.43. The firm has a market cap of $14.78 billion, a PE ratio of 19.67, a P/E/G ratio of 5.65 and a beta of 0.35.

Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPBGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 1st. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.56. The business had revenue of $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.98 billion. Campbell Soup had a net margin of 8.84% and a return on equity of 25.81%. Campbell Soup’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.55 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Campbell Soup will post 2.9 earnings per share for the current year.

Campbell Soup Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 6th will be paid a $0.37 dividend. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.01%. Campbell Soup’s payout ratio is currently 59.20%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Piper Sandler reduced their price objective on shares of Campbell Soup from $47.00 to $46.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Friday, September 2nd. StockNews.com downgraded shares of Campbell Soup from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday. Citigroup raised their target price on Campbell Soup from $46.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Thursday, June 9th. UBS Group lifted their price target on Campbell Soup to $45.00 in a research note on Monday, August 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lifted their price target on Campbell Soup from $49.00 to $50.00 in a report on Monday, August 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, Campbell Soup has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $47.89.

Insider Activity at Campbell Soup

In other news, EVP Adam G. Ciongoli sold 32,194 shares of Campbell Soup stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.75, for a total value of $1,601,651.50. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 129,919 shares in the company, valued at $6,463,470.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. In related news, VP Stanley Polomski sold 10,335 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.20, for a total value of $498,147.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 28,176 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,358,083.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Adam G. Ciongoli sold 32,194 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.75, for a total transaction of $1,601,651.50. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 129,919 shares in the company, valued at $6,463,470.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 60,453 shares of company stock valued at $2,996,178. Company insiders own 35.62% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust boosted its holdings in Campbell Soup by 149.8% in the 1st quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 597 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 358 shares during the last quarter. Covestor Ltd increased its holdings in shares of Campbell Soup by 79.0% in the 1st quarter. Covestor Ltd now owns 3,891 shares of the company’s stock valued at $173,000 after purchasing an additional 1,717 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Campbell Soup by 11.4% during the 1st quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,170 shares of the company’s stock valued at $186,000 after acquiring an additional 427 shares in the last quarter. Cibc World Market Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Campbell Soup during the 1st quarter worth about $203,000. Finally, Captrust Financial Advisors boosted its position in shares of Campbell Soup by 44.5% in the first quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 4,981 shares of the company’s stock worth $222,000 after acquiring an additional 1,533 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 51.16% of the company’s stock.

About Campbell Soup

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Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets food and beverage products the United States and internationally. The company operates through Meals & Beverages and Snacks segments. The Meals & Beverages segment engages in the retail and foodservice businesses in the United States and Canada.

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