Analysts See $0.82 EPS for Campbell Soup Company (CPB); CHARACTER GROUP PLC (CGROF) Shorts Lowered By 25%

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

CHARACTER GROUP PLC (OTCMKTS:CGROF) had a decrease of 25% in short interest. CGROF’s SI was 300 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 25% from 400 shares previously. It closed at $5.55 lastly. It is down 0.00% since January 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) to report $0.82 EPS on February, 16.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 9.89% from last quarter’s $0.91 EPS. CPB’s profit would be $246.43 million giving it 13.88 P/E if the $0.82 EPS is correct. After having $0.92 EPS previously, Campbell Soup Company’s analysts see -10.87% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $45.51. About 2.16 million shares traded. Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has declined 12.82% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.52% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB), 1 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 6% are positive. Campbell Soup had 52 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) rating on Monday, November 27. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $49.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Monday, November 28. The stock of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 18. The stock of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 26 by Deutsche Bank. Bernstein downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, March 21 report. The company was maintained on Friday, September 2 by UBS. On Friday, September 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. UBS maintained the shares of CPB in report on Thursday, November 23 with “Sell” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) rating on Thursday, February 18. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $57 target. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of CPB in report on Wednesday, November 23 with “Underperform” rating.

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and markets food and beverage products. The company has market cap of $13.68 billion. It operates through three divisions: Americas Simple Meals and Beverages; Global Biscuits and Snacks; and Campbell Fresh. It has a 15.94 P/E ratio. The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment engages in the retail and food service of Campbell??s condensed and ready-to-serve soups; Swanson broth and stocks; Prego pasta sauces; Pace Mexican sauces; Campbell??s gravies, pastas, beans, and dinner sauces; Swanson canned poultry; Plum food and snacks; V8 juices and beverages; and Campbell??s tomato juices.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 49 investors sold Campbell Soup Company shares while 153 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 148 raised stakes. 137.50 million shares or 3.69% more from 132.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Tocqueville Asset Management Ltd Partnership has 0.19% invested in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Raymond James Fincl Svcs, Florida-based fund reported 25,243 shares. Hartford Investment owns 0.07% invested in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for 80,835 shares. 46,543 were accumulated by Rodgers Brothers Incorporated. Peoples Financial Svcs Corp, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 600 shares. Bowen Hanes accumulated 4,690 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Georgia-based Marshwinds Advisory has invested 0.14% in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Armistice Capital Lc holds 1.63% or 296,000 shares. Adirondack Trust reported 0.08% in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Meeder Asset Mgmt holds 0.02% or 3,729 shares. The Illinois-based Whitnell Company has invested 0.11% in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). 1,360 are held by Twin Tree Management Limited Partnership. Nationwide Fund Advisors invested in 0.03% or 157,856 shares. Berkshire Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com Pa reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Morgan Stanley accumulated 256,531 shares or 0% of the stock.

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