Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Mondelez International (MDLZ) Stock Price

Media stories about Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mondelez International earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.2768352717544 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Mondelez International (NASDAQ MDLZ) traded down 0.39% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $43.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,729,380 shares. Mondelez International has a 1-year low of $40.50 and a 1-year high of $47.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $66.03 billion, a PE ratio of 38.23 and a beta of 1.19. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $43.91 and its 200 day moving average price is $44.52. Mondelez International also was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders purchased 9,831 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 186% compared to the average daily volume of 3,438 put options.

Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $5.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.98 billion. Mondelez International had a return on equity of 11.96% and a net margin of 6.92%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.44 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Mondelez International will post $2.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share. This is a boost from Mondelez International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. Mondelez International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 66.67%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on MDLZ shares. TheStreet raised Mondelez International from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Deutsche Bank AG raised Mondelez International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $49.00 to $51.00 in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $49.00 price objective (down previously from $50.00) on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $53.00 price objective (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.33.

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In other news, EVP Robin S. Hargrove sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.87, for a total transaction of $269,220.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 14,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $657,928.81. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Maurizio Brusadelli sold 6,248 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.76, for a total value of $273,412.48. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 61,651 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,697,847.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

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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