Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Mondelez International (MDLZ) Share Price

Media coverage about Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mondelez International earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2608410075577 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on MDLZ. BidaskClub upgraded Mondelez International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mondelez International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, February 5th. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Mondelez International in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Societe Generale upgraded Mondelez International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $45.00 to $55.00 in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.69.

Shares of Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) traded down $0.54 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $42.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 12,551,573 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,630,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $62,970.00, a PE ratio of 22.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a current ratio of 0.48 and a quick ratio of 0.31. 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 announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $6.97 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.98 billion. Mondelez International had a return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 11.28%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.47 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Mondelez International will post 2.47 earnings per share for the current year.

Mondelez International declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, January 31st that authorizes the company to buyback $6.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.09%. Mondelez International’s payout ratio is currently 46.07%.

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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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