Campbell gets the munchies, buys Snyder's-Lance for $4.87B

CEO Brian Driscoll said the Campbell Soup deal is the best option for the Snyders'-Lance shareholders. FNY Partners Fund LP acquired a new position in Snyder's-Lance during the 2nd quarter valued at about $103,000. Eagle Asset Management reported 0.47% in Snyder's-Lance, Inc. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in Snyder's-Lance by 235.7% during the 3rd quarter. (NASDAQ:LNCE) for 1.09 million shares. Lord Abbett & Ltd Llc, New Jersey-based fund reported 430,988 shares.

Champlain Ptnrs Ltd accumulated 5.46 million shares. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mgmt Inc reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Snyder's-Lance, Inc.

Highlander Cap Limited Liability Corporation reported 7,100 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Snyder's-Lance, Inc. Susquehanna Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Snyder's-Lance, Inc. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Co stated it has 30,908 shares. Ahl Prtnrs Llp reported 112,106 shares stake. Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE) has risen 22.79% since December 19, 2016 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:LNCE). Northern Trust Corp has 1.55 million shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advisors has invested 0.03% in Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE). 6,718 are owned by Ls Investment Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation. Signaturefd Ltd Com reported 16,623 shares.

A successful deal would be the biggest acquisition in Campbell Soup's 148-year history.

(NASDAQ:LNCE). Credit Agricole S A holds 0% or 8,774 shares. Therefore 67% are positive.


Professional analysts at BMO Capital's equity research division decreased the rating for shares of Snyder's-Lance (NASDAQ:LNCE) from a "Outperform" to a "Market Perform" on Monday morning. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $44.83.

Analysts await Snyder's-Lance, Inc. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Sector Weight" on Thursday, May 26. Deutsche Bank set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Snyder's-Lance and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, October 29 by BB&T Capital. (NASDAQ:LNCE) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Jefferies.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 28th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Jefferies. (NASDAQ:LNCE) rating on Friday, December 15. It is now trading at around $50 on the New York Stock Exchange. About 12.47M shares traded or 1696.35% up from the average. Diversified Trust invested 0.19% in Merck & Co., Inc. It has outperformed by 6.09% the S&P500. Snyder's-Lance's dividend payout ratio is now -256.00%. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, up 5.26 % or $0.02 from last year's $0.38 per share. LNCE's profit will be $38.98 million for 31.28 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.35 by ($0.02).

SnyderÂ's-Lance, Inc. manufactures, distributes, markets, and sells snack food products in the United States. That puts the deal's value at $4.87 billion. Its products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, kettle cooked chips, pretzel crackers, cookies, potato chips, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, popcorn, nuts and other salty snacks. It now has negative earnings.

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