Mondelez International (MDLZ) – Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) recently:

  • 2/5/2018 – Mondelez International was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 2/5/2018 – Mondelez International was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $51.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Mondelez reported fourth-quarter 2017 results, with earnings beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate and revenues meeting the same. Adjusted earnings grew 21%, primarily driven by operating gains. Net revenues increased 2.9% year over year, courtesy of the Power Brands and favorable trends in emerging markets. Emerging markets’ net revenues rose 6.3%, while Power Brands witnessed a 3.7% rise. Regionally, Latin America, Asia, Middle East & Africa and Europe registered an increase of 4.2%, 2.6% and 5% in revenues, respectively. However, North America’s revenues declined 0.6%. Adjusted operating margin expanded 180 basis points year over year on lower overhead costs owing to continued cost reduction.”
  • 2/2/2018 – Mondelez International had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/2/2018 – Mondelez International was upgraded by analysts at Societe Generale from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $55.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $45.00.
  • 2/1/2018 – Mondelez International had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/1/2018 – Mondelez International had its price target raised by analysts at Bank of America Corp from $50.00 to $56.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 2/1/2018 – Mondelez International had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $49.00 to $50.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2018 – Mondelez International had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/18/2018 – Mondelez International was given a new $50.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/12/2018 – Mondelez International was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Mondelez has an attractive portfolio of iconic brands, commanding presence in impulsive categories and fast-growing emerging markets. The company's margins have remained constantly strong backed by cost savings and productivity gains. Although shares of Mondelez underperfomed the industry in the last one year, its earnings estimates for 2018 have been trending upward in the last 30 days. This reflects analysts' optimism on the stock's prospect. However, Mondelez’s volumes have been hurt since 2014 by the elasticity impact from higher pricing and category weakness because of soft consumer demand. Moreover, with a significant portion of its sales coming from the international markets, currency is a significant top-line headwind.”
  • 1/10/2018 – Mondelez International was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Mondelez has an attractive portfolio of iconic brands, commanding presence in impulsive categories and fast-growing emerging markets. The company's margins have remained constantly strong backed by cost savings and productivity gains. However, shares of Mondelez underperfomed the industry in the last one year. Mondelez’s volumes have been hurt since 2014 by the elasticity impact from higher pricing and category weakness because of soft consumer demand. Moreover, with a significant portion of its sales coming from the international markets, currency is a significant top-line headwind.”
  • 1/5/2018 – Mondelez International was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 1/4/2018 – Mondelez International was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Mondelez has an attractive portfolio of iconic brands, commanding presence in impulsive categories and fast-growing emerging markets. The company's margins have remained constantly strong backed by cost savings and productivity gains. However, shares of Mondelez underperfomed the industry in the last one year. Mondelez’s volumes have been hurt since 2014 by the elasticity impact from higher pricing and category weakness because of soft consumer demand. Moreover, with a significant portion of its sales coming from the international markets, currency is a significant top-line headwind.”
  • 1/3/2018 – Mondelez International was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Mondelez has an attractive portfolio of iconic brands, commanding presence in impulsive categories and fast-growing emerging markets. The company's margins have remained constantly strong backed by cost savings and productivity gains. However, shares of Mondelez underperfomed the industry in the last one year. Mondelez’s volumes have been hurt since 2014 by the elasticity impact from higher pricing and category weakness because of soft consumer demand. Moreover, with a significant portion of its sales coming from the international markets, currency is a significant top-line headwind.”
  • 12/21/2017 – Mondelez International was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating.

Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) traded down $0.54 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $42.14. 13,993,400 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,418,879. Mondelez International Inc 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 0.50, a current ratio of 0.48 and a quick ratio of 0.31. The stock has a market capitalization of $63,940.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.92.

Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. Mondelez International had a net margin of 11.28% and a return on equity of 12.72%. The firm had revenue of $6.97 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.98 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.47 earnings per share. Mondelez International’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Mondelez International Inc will post 2.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be issued a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.09%. Mondelez International’s payout ratio is 46.07%.

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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