|Bid||46.25 x 1300|
|Ask||46.26 x 1200|
|Day's Range||46.01 - 47.35|
|52 Week Range||32.03 - 48.03|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.79|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||66.21|
|Earnings Date||Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.40 (2.97%)|
|1y Target Est||43.75|
General Mills' (GIS) first-quarter fiscal 2020 results are likely to benefit from key global strategies, though cost inflation is a headwind.
They may not be the headline-making stocks you read about on a daily basis, but these three companies have been keeping you stocked up on food and household supplies.
Investors worried about an economic slowdown shouldn't just sell everything and walk away, Jim Cramer told viewers during Friday's Mad Money program. One such stock is Campbell Soup Co. , which has risen 24% over the past six months as the company turns itself around. Campbell is getting its house in order, Cramer explained, with the help of an activist investor.
[Editor's note: "6 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now" was previously published in June 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] From continuing concerns about the China-U.S. trade war to worries about the yield curve inversion, the stock market still faces many steep risks.America's political situation hasn't been this tense in decades. The EU is facing a host of challenges, and there's always volatility lurking somewhere.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAdd it all up, and things could easily get volatile quite soon. That leaves investors wondering where they can go for safety.After years of tech outperforming everything, the problems facing Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have many people bailing on those stocks as well. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market That leaves safe-haven dividend stocks as a more favorable alternative. Here are six worth taking a look at. Diageo (DEO)Dividend Yield: 2.00%Rain or shine, good economy or bad, people like to drink alcohol. And for safe dividend seekers, that makes Diageo (NYSE:DEO) an ideal play. While its name may not be familiar, its brands almost certainly are. Diageo owns and manufactures Guinness beer, Captain Morgan rum, Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker whiskey, among many others. Source: Puamella via Flickr (Modified)DEO stock is a well-known safe haven for investors. The company is headquartered in the U.K. and was one of the very few stocks to go up the day after Brexit in that country as British investors sold risky stocks and moved to safety. Diageo will again serve as a safe haven whenever the next bear market/recession hits.Diageo isn't just a great business, it's also a great dividend play. The company has continuously raised its dividend (as measured in its home currency of British Pounds) each of the past 20 years. Campbell Soup (CPB)Dividend Yield: 3.1%Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) is one of the unloved packaged-foods makers. It's not hard to see why, if you only think about the company's name. Canned soup certainly isn't trendy with younger consumers at this point. And there's a general nutritional wariness about heavily salted foods.Source: Shutterstock That said, there's much more to Campbell Soup than just the iconic red cans. The company is more and more a snack food play. As we know, while Americans profess an interest in healthier eating, they still love their junk food from time to time. Campbell's, owner of Hanover, Pop Secret, Goldfish and Pepperidge Farm, is in a great position to profit off of this. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market Pepsico (NYSE:PEP), the leader in snacks, consistently gets a high P/E ratio from the market, as investors acknowledge the stickiness of their brands with consumers. The market, however, is not appreciating Campbell Soup as much. Shares are down from $50 in 2017 to $45 now. PacWest Bancorp (PACW)Dividend Yield: 7.15%After investors dumped bank stocks late last year, a lot of value has been created in this generally overlooked sector of the market, where solid dividends abound.Source: Shutterstock That brings us to PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW), which offers a more-than 7% dividend yield at the moment. Headquartered in Los Angeles, PacWest is a major player throughout the California market and currently sports a $4 billion market cap. That puts it in a sweet spot, size-wise, where it may still be a buyout candidate, but it is large enough to manage the rising costs of regulation and banking technology costs.Despite the horrid state of the California housing market in 2008, PacWest survived the crisis. In fact, its shares never came close to zero during the panic. The bank has come out stronger, and is now generating record profits. Thanks to the corporate tax cuts in particular, PACW stock is now at a cheap P/E ratio of just 8.7 times its trailing earnings. New York Community Bancorp (NYCB)Dividend Yield: 8.61%Despite its large yield, New York Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:NYCB) is an even safer bank stock. NYCB stock currently yields 8.61%, and they earn more than enough to cover the dividend, with earnings coming in at around 79 cents and dividends at 68 cents annually. NYCB stock was down 12% last year because the sector was down, as discussed above. Over the last few months, though, it has fought its way back to the levels it traded at before the fall. That's why the bank is one of the safest in the country. It lends primarily against multi-family homes in New York City, one of the lowest-risk lending markets out there. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market The bank's loans barely budged in performance even during 2008. With a strong dividend covered out of earnings and a safe loan book, investors can earn a large dividend income from a most conservative bank. Southern Co (SO)Dividend Yield: 4.13%In the worst of times, people tend to still want to use electricity. Even a severe economic downturn tends to not impact utility stocks too dramatically. As such, it's a sound sector to buy when investors get panicky, such as what we're seeing with the market now.Source: Desiree Kane via FlickrSouthern Co (NYSE:SO), as one of the highest-yielding large power utilities, checks the boxes for safe dividend stocks here. SO stock is currently yielding more than 4%.Its high yield is in large part, it seems, due to interest rates having gone up. Many investors treat utility stocks as substitutes for bonds. As such, when interest rates go up, investors demand a higher yield from their utility stock as well. If interest rates were to keep surging for years to come, SO stock would likely underperform. Right now, though, that clearly is not the case. Exxon Mobil (XOM)Dividend Yield: 5%Speaking of things people use in good times and bad, gasoline ranks pretty high on the list. Sure there is a minor drop-off in consumption during recessions, as people take fewer road trips, for example, but in general, oil and gas is a safe haven business. And Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) as the largest U.S. player is a true sleep-well-at-night stock.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)The combination of a fortress balance sheet, diversified operations and a storied dividend make XOM stock an excellent place to endure market storms. It may seem strange to call Exxon diversified. But what many investors don't realize is that much of big oil has spun off the other segments of their businesses.We saw a ton of refining and pipelines subsidiaries moved out of the parent companies into MLPs and other corporate entities. That is all well and good as far as shareholder value maximization goes. But Exxon's more diversified approach ensures that it remains solidly profitable even when the price of oil plummets, as it did in recent years.XOM stock is hardly the most exciting name in a high-growth market. But at 16.7 times earnings and paying a 4% dividend yield, it is a fine option for defensive investors. And buyers are still getting a fair value at this point.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned DEO, CPB, PACW, NYCB and XOM stock. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Deeply Discounted Energy Stocks to Buy * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market * 10 Stocks to Buy to Ride China's Emerging Wealth The post 6 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Campbell is up more than 37% so far in 2019. Piper Jaffray’s Michael Lavery upgraded his rating to Neutral from Underweight.
Kraft Heinz stock fell about 20% in August and significantly underperformed the broader markets. The stock isn't attractive despite its low valuation.
Based on Campbell Soup Company's (NYSE:CPB) earnings update on 28 July 2019, analyst consensus outlook appear vastly...
On Friday, Campbell (CPB) shares soared over 8% after the company reported strong Q4 results before the opening bell.
Bulls wouldn't go down without a fight, but they weren't strong enough to keep the markets elevated heading into the long holiday weekend. Here are our top stock trades after a busy Friday. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 1: Campbell SoupCould the setup "be" any more perfect in Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) for earnings?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOkay, so moving on from our very touching Friends tribute as it approaches its 25-year anniversary in a few weeks, the setup really was perfect in CPB.Shares were forming a tight ascending triangle, a bullish technical pattern where rising uptrend support squeezes the stock against a static level of resistance. That resistance was in play around $42.50. * 7 Stocks to Buy Down 10% in the Past Week CPB exploded over that level on Friday, racing up to $48 where it hit stiff, multi-year resistance.I would love to see the stock maintain above the 200-week moving average now and build on its recent momentum in the holiday-shortened trading week to start September. If it can, look to see if we get another run up to $48. On a retreat, see that $42.50 holds as support, as well as the 10-week moving average. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 2: AmbarellaAmbarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) is also putting together a strong rally on Friday, up almost 20% on the day. The move vaults shares over $50 resistance and the 200-day moving average at $48.80.Bulls now must see these two levels hold as support. Further, the stock now has room to rally up to $65, another 15% above current levels. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 3: Marvel TechnologyFirst it was up, then it was down, then Marvel Technology (NASDAQ:MRVL) was near flat going into Friday's close.The stock was rejected by the 20-day and 50-day moving averages, as well as downtrend resistance (blue line). Investors now need to see $23 hold as support. If it holds, a retest of resistance is in the cards.If it fails, the May lows at $21.25 may be on the table. Further, the 200-day is down at $21 and rising, while the 50% retracement is near $21 as well. Over $25 and MRVL can gain upside momentum. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 4: Dell TechnologiesDell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) is jumping almost 10% on the day, but is now ping-ponging between a few key levels.The good news: Dell stock is back over the 20-day moving average and the key $50 level. It's also out of that nasty downtrend channel (blue lines).The bad news: The 50-day moving average and the 61.8% retracement both rejected Dell stock, sending shares lower.Bulls now needs to maintain above $50 and the 20-day moving average. If they can, it will increase the odds of taking out Friday's high, and thus the 50-day moving average and 61.8% retracement. From there, it puts $58 back on the table.Bears need to crack $50 and the 20-day, putting $46 back on the table. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 5: Big LotsLike Dell, Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) is bouncing between a few key levels on the charts. Unlike Dell though, BIG is not ending the day on a high note. Shares are up more than 2% and above $22.50, but are well off session highs at $25.74.Shares were promptly rejected from the key $25.50 to $26 area, as well as the 50-day moving average.While up on the day, the action was not very encouraging. If it can maintain above the 20-day moving average and downtrend resistance (blue line), bulls still have a case to make. * The 8 Worst Stocks to Buy Before the Trade Turmoil Cools Off However, I'd much rather wait to see BIG over the 50-day moving average, putting $26 back on the table. Below the 20-day and $20 is on the table.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 8 Worst Stocks to Buy Before the Trade Turmoil Cools Off * 7 'Strong Buy' Stocks to Beat Volatility * 7 Mega-Cap Tech Stocks on a Rebound Now The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday: CPB, AMBA, MRVL, BIG appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB ) shares jumped Friday after the company reported a fourth-quarter earnings beat. Despite the positive initial reaction to the numbers, one analyst said Friday that the ...
(Bloomberg) -- Campbell Soup Co. posted profit that beat estimates, sending its shares surging amid signs that Chief Executive Mark Clouse is making progress on a turnaround at the food giant.Excluding some items, profit for continuing operations and Campbell International amounted to 50 cents a share in the fourth quarter, beating estimates. The results sent shares up as much as 10.9% on Friday, the biggest intraday move in more than a year.Key InsightsSoup sales in the U.S. were up in the most recent quarter, a positive sign as the company tries to breathe life into a business that has been hampered by changing consumer tastes.Campbell also got a boost from its snack operation. Clouse, who took over in January, is working to integrate Snyder’s-Lance, the snack giant that makes Cape Cod and Kettle potato chips. That company was acquired by his predecessor for $4.9 billion in 2018, adding to a snack portfolio at Campbell’s that includes the Goldfish brand.Campbell has overhauled its operations under Clouse, shedding the Australian maker of Tim Tam cookies and other international operations for $2.5 billion. The sale, coming after it also unloaded its fresh juice business, marked the completion of a transformation plan announced last year amid a sales slump and pressure from activist investor Dan Loeb.Market ReactionCampbell was up 8.3% to $46.92 at 12:27 p.m. in New York, the biggest move among companies in the S&P 500 index. The stock had gained 31% this year through Thursday’s close.Get MoreFor more details, click here.For company statement, click here.(Updates shares, an earlier version corrected earnings per share number in second paragraph and total sales price for international divisions in third bullet under key insights.)To contact the reporter on this story: Deena Shanker in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Anne Riley Moffat at email@example.com, Craig GiammonaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
The hedge fund Third Point Capital, led by activist investor Dan Loeb, took a stake in the food and beverage company in 2018, criticizing management over its strategic plan for the business. The company named Mark Clouse as its next CEO in December. Since management reached its deal with Loeb, the company has worked to sell certain assets to focus on improving its remaining businesses.
Campbell Soup (CPB) stock rose about 3.9% in the pre-market session on Friday. The company posted better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter results.
The company's snacks division saw its quarterly sales rise 3%, driven by sales of Pepperidge Farm, Kettle Brand potato chips, Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps and Late July.
Campbell Soup's (CPB) fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 revenues gain from advancements in the Snacks unit while the bottom line benefits from lower adjusted tax.
After opening higher across the board, stocks reversed Friday on the last trading day of August and ahead of the long holiday weekend. Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland and Heidi Chung discuss on The Final Round.
Campbell Soup shares are climbing after the company reported bigger-than-expected profit for its fiscal 4th quarter. Yahoo Finance’s Heidi Chung and Akiko Fujita discuss.