Campbell Soup: Executives and Funds Cashing Stock in Quarterly Filing

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently decreased stock shares of Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB).

SEC data indicate these insiders have sold Campbell Soup Co.’s stock since 06/30/2011:

Weber Charlotte C: act as Director. On 11/08/2011, sold 200,000 shares, worth $6,802,000.

Kaden Ellen O: act as Senior Vice President. On 09/08/2011, sold 108,000 shares, worth $3,413,900.

White David R: act as Senior Vice President. On 11/29/2011, sold 10,507 shares, worth $336,200.

Weber Charlotte C: act as Director. On 10/21/2011, sold 5,800 shares, worth $197,200.

Perrin Charles R: act as Director. On 11/29/2011, sold 5,453 shares, worth $174,300.

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly reduced their stock shares of Campbell Soup Co. in Q3 2011:

SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC/TN/: On 06/30/2011, held 18,415,605 shares, worth $625,393,946. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

ARTISAN PARTNERS HOLDINGS LP: On 06/30/2011, held 4,491,600 shares, worth $152,534,736. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

LOOMIS SAYLES & CO L P: On 06/30/2011, held 455,463 shares, worth $15,467,523. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF TEXAS: On 06/30/2011, held 437,000 shares, worth $14,840,520. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

PINEBRIDGE INVESTMENTS LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 268,472 shares, worth $9,117,309. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

About the company: Campbell Soup Company, with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets branded convenience food products. The Company’s core divisions include soups and sauces, biscuits and confectionery, and foodservice. Campbell’s distributes its products worldwide.

Competitors to Watch: TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN), McCormick & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MKC), H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ), Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAH), ConAgra (NYSE:CAG), SYSCO (NYSE:SYY), United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI), General Mills (NYSE:GIS), Kellogg (NYSE:K), Kraft Foods (NYSE:KFT), Sara Lee (NYSE:SLE) and Pepsico (NYSE:PEP).

(Note: Data regarding Campbell Soup Co.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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