Campbell Soup Company (CPB:NYE) Citigroup raises the target price to $50

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by: STA Research

Citigroup maintains Campbell Soup Company with a neutral rating and raises the target price to $50 from $46 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Campbell Soup Company stock forecasts from 9 analysts, the average analyst target price for Campbell Soup Company is USD 48.00 over the next 12 months. Campbell Soup Company’s average analyst rating is . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Campbell Soup Company is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 7 negative signals. At the last closing, Campbell Soup Company’s stock price was USD 47.31Campbell Soup Company’s stock price has changed by +0.66% over the past week, -4.75% over the past month and -3.68% over the last year.

What we like:

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

 

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