Is it Time for a Financial Check: Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

Mae Love
April 21, 2018

Among 23 analysts covering Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Main Street Research Llc bought 1,066 shares as the company's stock declined 23.21% with the market. About 142,038 shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.47% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.84% the S&P500.

Corda Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Mondelez Intl Inc Com (MDLZ) by 1.16% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Leavell Investment Management Inc sold 9,368 shares as the company's stock declined 5.65% with the market. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 8,005,915 shares of the company's stock valued at $342,653,000 after acquiring an additional 1,641,314 shares in the last quarter. Leavell Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Mondelez Intl Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $62.28 billion market cap company.

VOLATILITY FACTOR: The stock remained 0.88% volatile in recent week and indicated 1.87% volatility in last month. It now trades at $67.97 and has returned 1.15% during the past week. Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) has declined 6.02% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 17.57%. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) earned "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, July 7. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.03. MDLZ's profit will be $904.77 million for 16.81 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality.

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 16 of analysts who cover MDLZ having a buy-equivalent rating. Therefore 33% are positive. Facebook had 254 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) earned "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, October 31. The company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, April 16. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was initiated by Berenberg with "Buy". The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, April 16 by SunTrust. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) on Wednesday, November 1 with "Overweight" rating. Citigroup Inc downgraded shares of Mondelez International from a "positive" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $53.00 price target on the a research note on Wednesday, February 8th. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy" on Thursday, February 1. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Buckingham Research. Wunderlich maintained STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR) rating on Friday, November 4.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 56 investors sold MDLZ shares while 388 reduced holdings.

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The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Friday, November 3 with "Buy". (NASDAQ:EDGE) rating on Monday, October 26. Investment Management Of Virginia Llc bought 90,421 shares as the company's stock declined 23.65% with the market.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Allen Invest Ltd Com invested 0.11% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Ltd Llc has invested 1.27% in Mondelez International, Inc. Burke & Herbert Bancorp & owns 12,137 shares. Susquehanna initiated Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares. Shares for $7.14M were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd on Tuesday, January 9. Sandhill Ptnrs Limited Liability Corp reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Mondelez International, Inc. It also reduced Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) stake by 253 shares and now owns 62,213 shares. Dupont Corp owns 242,832 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Boyar Asset Management accumulated 2.24% or 73,423 shares. Ahl Llp reported 174,565 shares stake. Td Asset Management invested 0.05% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO).

Profitability Ratios (ROE, ROA, ROI): Looking into the profitability ratios of MDLZ stock, an investor will find its ROE, ROA, ROI standing at 11.3%, 4.7% and 6.3%, respectively. After $0.57 actual earnings per share reported by Mondelez International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.02% EPS growth. The institutional investor held 36,310 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.53 million, up from 35,244 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Llc stated it has 56,265 shares. Stock Yards Bancshares Trust Company, a Kentucky-based fund reported 26,052 shares.

Stralem & Co Inc, which manages about $2.29 billion and $588.71M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bristol Myers Squibb Co Com (NYSE:BMY) by 10,000 shares to 40,900 shares, valued at $2.51M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Weber Hubert had sold 10,931 shares worth $478,668 on Thursday, February 22. (NASDAQ:HAS) by 5,233 shares to 27,328 shares, valued at $2.48M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Institutions purchase large blocks of a company's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. Therefore 13% are positive.

Mondelez International announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, January 31st that permits the company to repurchase $6.00 billion in shares. 55,000 shares valued at $10.07 million were sold by Sandberg Sheryl on Thursday, March 15. The stock of Facebook, Inc. Morgan Stanley has "Underweight" rating and $53 target. The company's revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. The company was upgraded on Friday, February 2 by Societe Generale. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 14 by JP Morgan. Aviva Public Ltd Co holds 0.27% or 1.10 million shs. It also increased its holding in Automatic Data Process (NASDAQ:ADP) by 513,652 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.62 million shares, and has risen its stake in Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:EA). (NASDAQ:ZEUS). Bluestein R H stated it has 17,500 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

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