Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) EVP Maurizio Brusadelli sold 7,381 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.74, for a total transaction of $322,844.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 73,959 shares in the company, valued at $3,234,966.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Mondelez International stock traded down $0.21 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $43.50. 510,379 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,607,685. Mondelez International Inc has a fifty-two week low of $37.42 and a fifty-two week high of $46.54. The stock has a market cap of $64.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.32, a PEG ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a current ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 0.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.

Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 25th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.02. Mondelez International had a net margin of 11.58% and a return on equity of 13.42%. The firm had revenue of $6.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.12 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.48 earnings per share. Mondelez International’s revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Mondelez International Inc will post 2.43 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 12th. Investors of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This is a boost from Mondelez International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 27th. Mondelez International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 41.12%.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Quad Cities Investment Group LLC acquired a new stake in Mondelez International during the second quarter worth about $111,000. Kaizen Advisory LLC increased its position in Mondelez International by 131.7% during the second quarter. Kaizen Advisory LLC now owns 3,387 shares of the company’s stock worth $139,000 after purchasing an additional 1,925 shares during the last quarter. Private Capital Group LLC increased its position in shares of Mondelez International by 483.0% during the first quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 3,667 shares of the company’s stock valued at $154,000 after acquiring an additional 3,038 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC increased its position in shares of Mondelez International by 1,312.4% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 3,997 shares of the company’s stock valued at $164,000 after acquiring an additional 3,714 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Mondelez International during the first quarter valued at about $167,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.51% of the company’s stock.

MDLZ has been the topic of several research reports. Consumer Edge downgraded shares of Mondelez International from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 21st. BidaskClub raised shares of Mondelez International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 13th. UBS Group decreased their price target on shares of Mondelez International from $52.00 to $50.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. ValuEngine raised shares of Mondelez International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 14th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on shares of Mondelez International to $51.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.60.

Mondelez International Company Profile

Mondelez International, Inc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. It offers biscuits, including cookies, crackers, and salted snacks; chocolates; gums and candies; coffee and powdered beverages; and cheese and grocery products. The company's primary snack brand portfolio includes Nabisco, Oreo, LU, and belVita biscuits; Cadbury, Milka, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Toblerone chocolates; Trident gums; Halls candies; and Tang powdered beverages.

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