Media stories about Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mondelez International earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1555583543906 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
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- [$$] The EU, a Disciple of Free Trade, Is Erecting Barriers (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Mondelez International (NASDAQ MDLZ) traded down $0.17 on Thursday, reaching $42.77. 9,708,638 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,836,681. Mondelez International has a 52 week low of $39.19 and a 52 week high of $47.23. 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 cap of $64,170.00, a PE ratio of 20.92, a PEG ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.98.
Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.03. Mondelez International had a net margin of 8.61% and a return on equity of 12.31%. The company had revenue of $6.53 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.45 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Mondelez International will post 2.14 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.06%. Mondelez International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 61.11%.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on MDLZ shares. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Mondelez International in a report on Friday, September 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Mondelez International in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Mondelez International in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mondelez International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Mondelez International from $50.00 to $48.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Mondelez International presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.40.
In other Mondelez International news, Director Lewis W. K. Booth bought 1,500 shares of the 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 legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.
About Mondelez International
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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