Dividend Payout Awaits Campbell Soup Stock Shareholders

CPB is suffering a year-to-date and year-over-year deficit

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Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) is one of the largest processed food companies in the U.S. Under its brands, Campbell's produces soups and other canned meals, baked goods, beverages, and snacks. CPB closed Monday at $41.30.

On Dec. 1, Campbell Soup Company’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share. The quarterly dividend will be payable on January 31, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 6, 2022. The food brand is also slated to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings before the open on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Currently, analysts are anticipating a 

Campbell Soup stock has decreased 14% year-over-year and has shed 24% since peaking at a 52-week high of $53.77 at the end of January. Additionally, shares of CPB have fallen 12% year-to-date and Campbell Soup stock is currently up just 3% from bottoming at $39.76 in October. Overhead pressure is stemming from the 80-day moving average as well.

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From a fundamental point of view, Campbell Soup stock offers the most opportunity as a dividend stock. CPB has a forward dividend of $1.48 with a dividend yield of 3.60%, which promises a decent return on investment for very minimal investment risk. In addition, Campbell Soup stock has a price-earnings ratio of 12.59 and a price-sales ratio of 1.48, making CPB's valuation fairly attractive as well. However, in exchange for the secure return on investment, CPB offers irregular top and bottom-line growth, which is apparent by Campbell Soup stock's forward price-earnings ratio of 14.90.

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