Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mondelez International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.914518363709 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have commented on MDLZ shares. UBS reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Mondelez International in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mondelez International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Mondelez International presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.40.

Shares of Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) traded down $0.65 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $42.68. The stock had a trading volume of 6,837,209 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,796,875. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 0.34 and a current ratio of 0.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $64,243.74, a P/E ratio of 20.97, a PEG ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.98. Mondelez International has a fifty-two week low of $39.19 and a fifty-two week high of $47.23.

Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.03. Mondelez International had a return on equity of 12.31% and a net margin of 8.61%. The business had revenue of $6.53 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.45 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.52 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Mondelez International will post 2.14 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Lewis W. K. Booth purchased 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of $41.29 per share, with a total value of $61,935.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Daniel P. Myers sold 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.94, for a total value of $286,580.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 20,965 shares in the company, valued at approximately $858,307.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Mondelez International Company Profile

Mondelez International, Inc is a snack company. The Company manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products for consumers. It operates through four segments: Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA), Europe and North America. As of December 31, 2016, its brands spanned five product categories: Biscuits (including cookies, crackers and salted snacks); Chocolate; Gum and candy; Beverages (including coffee and powdered beverages), and Cheese and grocery.

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