Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) – Equities research analysts at Gabelli upped their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Mondelez International in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Gabelli analyst S. Donnelly now forecasts that the company will earn $2.15 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $2.10. Gabelli also issued estimates for Mondelez International’s FY2019 earnings at $2.55 EPS.

A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on MDLZ. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $53.00 target price (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Mondelez International from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $48.00 to $49.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. UBS AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc restated a “hold” rating on shares of Mondelez International in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their price target 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, three have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.40.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in MDLZ. Banque Pictet & Cie SA grew its holdings in Mondelez International by 90.1% during the 2nd quarter. Banque Pictet & Cie SA now owns 18,904 shares of the company’s stock worth $816,000 after acquiring an additional 8,962 shares in the last quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK grew its holdings in Mondelez International by 11.2% during the 2nd quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 465,221 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,093,000 after acquiring an additional 46,992 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Mondelez International by 2.9% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 97,631,640 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,205,971,000 after acquiring an additional 2,720,253 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Mondelez International by 43.9% during the 1st quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 440,459 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,975,000 after acquiring an additional 134,286 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sustainable Growth Advisers LP grew its holdings in Mondelez International by 20.8% during the 2nd quarter. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP now owns 6,697,816 shares of the company’s stock worth $289,279,000 after acquiring an additional 1,151,730 shares in the last quarter. 75.42% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, EVP Maurizio Brusadelli sold 6,248 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.76, for a total value of $273,412.48. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 61,651 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,697,847.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Daniel P. Myers sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.94, for a total transaction of $286,580.00. Following the completion of the sale, 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. Corporate insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th were paid a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. This is an increase from Mondelez International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. Mondelez International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 61.11%.

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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