Does Wall Street Rate Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) Shares A Sell?


As of Thursday close, Mondelez International Inc.’s (NASDAQ:MDLZ) stock was down -$0.29, moving down -0.38 percent to $75.18. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,189,840 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$2.09 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,677,570, while in the previous 50 days, it was 5,931,198.

Since last month, MDLZ stock rose 3.94%. Shares of the company fell to $71.59 on 04/26/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $78.59 was reached on 04/28/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $54.72. Since the beginning of this year, MDLZ’s stock price has risen by 12.80% or $8.53, and marked a new high 17 times. However, the stock has declined by -4.34% since its 52-week high.

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MDLZ stock investors should be aware that Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 88 days ago on Feb 27. Mondelez International, Inc., the Director of the company, disposed of 30,000,000 shares for $34.42 on Feb 27. It resulted in a $1,032,600,000 divestment by the insider. Brusadelli Maurizio sold 20,675 shares at an average price of $66.68 on Feb 22. The insider now owns 205,081 shares following the transaction. On Dec 05, EVP and President AMEA Brusadelli Maurizio sold 22,388 shares at $67.55 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,512,309.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) has a P/E ratio of about 26.25. The stock’s beta is 0.66. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.12, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.64, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 112.20 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.3850 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.3850.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Mondelez International Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, while its current ratio was 0.70, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.66, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.79. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 35.80% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 12.00%. Based on annual data, MDLZ earned $11.31 billion in gross profit and brought in $31.5 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 5.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 14.40%.

In Mondelez International Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $18.56 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MDLZ’s revenue rose 15.3% to $8.7 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $9.17 billion. While analysts expected Mondelez International Inc. to report $0.8 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.89 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 11.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.81 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Mondelez International Inc. were 44.51 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $22.71 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.36 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Mondelez International Inc.’s (MDLZ) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 6.74%, the RSI 9-day stood at 34.27% on 25 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Mondelez International Inc. price is down by -2.70% percent or -$2.09. At present, MDLZ shares trade +1.84% above its 20-day simple moving average and +12.80% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +13.22% above its SMA50 and +17.60% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 14.69% and Stochastic coefficient D was 14.13%, while ATR was 1.04. Given the Stochastic reading of 19.06% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 48.19%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.15, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.67.

Analyst Ratings

Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, MDLZ is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Mondelez International Inc. stock as buy, with 15 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $82.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $72.00 – $86.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) will achieve an average price target of $81.55.


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