Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) Cheers on First-Quarter Results – CPB, GMCR, GIS

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) announced on Tuesday that its Q1 profit plunged to $245 million, or 78 cents per share, from $265M, or 82 cents per share, in the year-before quarter. Adjusted profit in the newest quarter totaled 88 cents per share. The food maker’s sales increased to $2.34 billion from $2.16 billion.

Wall Street analysts anticipated Campbell Soup to generate 85 cents per share on sales of $2.36 billion, according to a survey by FactSet. For 2013, Campbell anticipates adjusted earnings of $2.51 per share to $2.57 per share, evaluated to the analyst expect of $2.54 per share. Shares of Campbell Soup moved up 2.8 percent in premarket trades.

Shares of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) opened at $36.54 with 313.54 million outstanding shares and touch its highest price of $36.79 of the day and then finished at $36.21 by scoring -2.00 %, as in the whole session stocks gain volume of 4.68 million shares which is higher than its average volume.

As the owner ship concerns stock institutional ownership remained 44.57% while insider ownership included 0.60%. The share capital of CPB has 313.54 million outstanding shares amid them 176.40 million shares have been floated in market.

For investors focus on the performance of the stocks so the CPB showed weekly behind performance of -1.01% which was maintained for the month at 2.12%. Correspondingly the positive performance for the quarter was remained 4.74% and if took notice on yearly performance that was 12.14% whereas the year to date performance halted at 11.76%.

As the moving toward the returns measures returns on Investment ratio is significant measure which investor should have in consideration, the CPB return on investment was recorded as 16.39% as compare to its rivals has Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR)’s ROI 13.07%, General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS)’s ROI 10.17%,

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