Mondelez International (MDLZ) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News stories about Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mondelez International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7198055915444 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of research firms have issued reports on MDLZ. TheStreet raised shares of Mondelez International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. BidaskClub raised shares of Mondelez International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Mondelez International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price objective on shares of Mondelez International in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Mondelez International from $50.00 to $48.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.43.

Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) opened at $42.47 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $63,466.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.72, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.97. Mondelez International has a fifty-two week low of $39.19 and a fifty-two week high of $47.23. The company has a current ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 0.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49.

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, beating the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $6.53 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.45 billion. Mondelez International had a net margin of 8.61% and a return on equity of 12.31%. Mondelez International’s revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. research analysts expect that Mondelez International will post 2.14 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 11th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.07%. Mondelez International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 61.11%.

In other Mondelez International news, Director Lewis W. K. Booth purchased 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $41.29 per share, for a total transaction of $61,935.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 3.60% of the stock is owned by corporate 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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