Notable Stock Preview: Mondelez International, Inc.’s (MDLZ)

The current price is up 2.42% from the average market prices over a 200-day period.Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 14, 2016, Lewis W K Booth (director) purchased 2,500 shares at 41.61 per share price.On Dec 1, 2015, Gerhard W. Pleuhs (EVP & General Counsel) sold 159 shares at 44.13 per share price.On Aug 10, 2015, Fredric G Reynolds (director) purchased 22,000 shares at 45.95 per share price.In the liquidity ratio analysis; quick ratio for most recent quarter was 0.40 while current ratio for time period was 0.60. FMR LLC boosted its position in Mondelez International by 1.5% in the second quarter. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.32% and Monthly Volatility of 1.40%.Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio is 82.61. Northern Trust Corp now owns 21,260,888 shares of the company’s stock valued at $933,353,000 after buying an additional 106,144 shares during the last quarter.Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI) closed up +0.26 points or 0.43% at $60.13 with 8.6 mln shares exchanging hands. Finally, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. boosted its stake in shares of Mondelez International by 30.0% in the second quarter. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 4. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 13,495 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $594,994.55. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 40.62 billion. The firm has a SMA 50 (Simple Moving Average) of 1.88% and a SMA 200-(Simple Moving Average) of 2.42%. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is $46.4 and the 52-week low is $35.88.Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) have shown a high EPS growth of 63.80% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of -92.20% yoy. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.09.The present return on equity (ROE) stands at 3.00%, while the debt to equity is at 0.62. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share.The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 12th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 28th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.69%.07/25/2016 – Mondelez International, Inc. was upgraded to “positive” by analysts at Susquehanna.MDLZ has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. The median one-year price target of 17 analysts covering the company is $49.00, which suggests the stock could still rise over 10 percent. Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of Mondelez International in a report on Thursday, January 5th. They now have a United States dollars 54 price target on the stock. Also, the Hold rating count is 6 as of 01/31/17.According to the the latest analyst ratings which have been released, 6 brokers have issued a rating of “buy”, 9 brokers “outperform”, 6 brokers “hold”, 0 brokers “underperform” and 0 brokers “sell”. They set a “buy” rating and a $51.00 target price on the stock. Investors of record on Friday, December 30th were issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. The company’s last traded volume of 7.33 million shares as compared to it’s an average volume of 8.65 million shares. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.73% of the company’s stock. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Mondelez International, Inc. and for the current quarter 16 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.49/share.