How to buy Campbell Soup Company shares

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Campbell Soup Company (CPB) is a leading packaged foods business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$45.83 after a previous close of US$45.72. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD45.67 to a high of USD46.15. The latest price was USD46.15 (25 minute delay). Campbell Soup Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Campbell Soup Company

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Campbell Soup Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CPB. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Campbell Soup Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$49.42, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Campbell Soup Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Campbell Soup Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Campbell Soup Company share price

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Campbell Soup Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
Previous closeUS$45.72
Change US$0.43
Change % 0.9405%
Volume 3,079,520
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$43.5437 - US$53.3728
50-day moving average US$48.842
200-day moving average US$48.2265
Target priceUS$51.04
PE ratio 17.4468
Dividend yield US$0.35 (0.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.632

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Is it a good time to buy Campbell Soup Company stock?

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Campbell Soup Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $46.15

1 month (2021-05-12) -6.20%
3 months (2021-03-11) -2.72%
6 months (2020-12-11) -2.25%
1 year (2020-06-11) -3.79%
2 years (2019-06-11) 8.51%
3 years (2018-06-11) 32.50%
5 years (2016-06-10) -26.40%

Is Campbell Soup Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Campbell Soup Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Campbell Soup Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Campbell Soup Company's P/E ratio

Campbell Soup Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Campbell Soup Company shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Campbell Soup Company's PEG ratio

Campbell Soup Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0578. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Campbell Soup Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Campbell Soup Company's EBITDA

Campbell Soup Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Campbell Soup Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Campbell Soup Company financials

Revenue TTM US$8.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.17%
Gross profit TTM US$3 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.65%
Return on equity TTM 28.91%
Profit margin 9.18%
Book value 9.884
Market capitalisation US$13.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Campbell Soup Company shares

There are currently 20.9 million Campbell Soup Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Campbell Soup Company's "short interest". This figure is 4% down from 21.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Campbell Soup Company shares can be evaluated.

Campbell Soup Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Campbell Soup Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Campbell Soup Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Campbell Soup Company shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Campbell Soup Company's SIR currently stands at 10.47. In other words for every 100,000 Campbell Soup Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10470 shares are currently held short.

However Campbell Soup Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Campbell Soup Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Campbell Soup Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Campbell Soup Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Campbell Soup Company shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1066% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Campbell Soup Company shares, roughly 107 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Campbell Soup Company.

Find out more about how you can short Campbell Soup Company stock.

Campbell Soup Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Campbell Soup Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Campbell Soup Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Campbell Soup Company's overall score of 29 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 34th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Campbell Soup Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Campbell Soup Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 15.34/100

Campbell Soup Company's environmental score of 15.34 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Campbell Soup Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Campbell Soup Company's social score

Social score: 11.29/100

Campbell Soup Company's social score of 11.29 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Campbell Soup Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Campbell Soup Company's governance score

Governance score: 8.88/100

Campbell Soup Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Campbell Soup Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Campbell Soup Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Campbell Soup Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Campbell Soup Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Campbell Soup Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29
Total ESG percentile 34
Environmental score 15.34
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 11.29
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 8.88
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Campbell Soup Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 46.91% of net profits

Recently Campbell Soup Company has paid out, on average, around 46.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Campbell Soup Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Campbell Soup Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.35 per share.

While Campbell Soup Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Campbell Soup Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Campbell Soup Company's most recent dividend payout was on 1 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Campbell Soup Company's shares ever split?

Campbell Soup Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 March 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Campbell Soup Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Campbell Soup Company shares which in turn could have impacted Campbell Soup Company's share price.

Campbell Soup Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Campbell Soup Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$43.5437 up to US$53.3728. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPB.US volatility(beta: 0.57)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Campbell Soup Company's is 0.5658. This would suggest that Campbell Soup Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Campbell Soup Company overview

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and market food and beverage products. It operates through Meals & Beverages and Snacks segments. The Meals & Beverages segment engages in the retail and foodservice businesses in the United States and Canada. This segment provides Campbell's condensed and ready-to-serve soups; Swanson broth and stocks; Pacific Foods broth, soups, and non-dairy beverages; Prego pasta sauces; Pace Mexican sauces; Campbell's gravies, pasta, beans, and dinner sauces; Swanson canned poultry; Plum baby food and snacks; V8 juices and beverages; V8 juices and beverages; and Campbell's tomato juice. The Snacks segment retails Pepperidge Farm cookies, crackers, fresh bakery, and frozen products in the United States; Milano cookies and Goldfish crackers; and Snyder's of Hanover pretzels, Lance sandwich crackers, Cape Cod and Kettle Brand potato chips, Late July snacks, Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, Pop Secret popcorn, Emerald nuts, and other snacking products in the United States and Canada. This segment is also involved in the retail business in Latin America. The company sells its products through retail food chains, mass discounters and merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and dollar stores, as well as e-commerce and other retail, commercial, and non-commercial establishments; and independent contractor distributors. Campbell Soup Company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

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