Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, food products specialist Campbell Soup Company
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Campbell's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Camden, N.J. (1869)|
|Market Cap||$10.9 billion|
|Industry||Packaged foods and meats|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$7.7 billion|
|Management||CEO Denise Morrison (since 2011)
CFO B. Craig Owens (since 2008)
|Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)||20.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$332.0 million / $3.0 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 556 members who have rated Campbell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[T]he real attraction is the dividend of $1.16 which gives them a yield of 3.4%. ...
I don't think the [market lows] of October 4, 2011, but we may get a fairly good correction, having a fair share of dividend payers is a good way to stabilize one's portfolio. [Campbell], among many others is a good addition to one's portfolio. When I buy these I simply try to buy more at better and better dividend yield points.
Campbell is a good inflation fighter, over any given 20 year period.
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