Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) – Don’t Believe the Hype: Check The Facts

2,067 institutions hold shares in Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ), with 1.51M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.11% while institutional investors hold 78.72% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 1.43B, and float is at 1.41B with Short Float at 0.79%. Institutions hold 78.63% of the Float.

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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 109.63 million shares valued at $6.3 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 7.76% of the MDLZ Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 93.29 million shares valued at $5.45 billion to account for 6.61% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 66.56 million shares representing 4.71% and valued at over $3.82 billion, while Capital World Investors holds 2.25% of the shares totaling 31.76 million with a market value of $1.82 billion.

Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is -7.11% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $41.19 and a high of $60.00 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The MDLZ stock was last observed hovering at around $56.13 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.82% off its average median price target of $66.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 22.41% off the consensus price target high of $70.00 offered by 23 analysts, but current levels are 10.97% higher than the price target low of $61.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $54.31, the stock is -2.87% and -4.68% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 7.07 million and changing -3.24% at the moment leaves the stock -1.92% off its SMA200. MDLZ registered -8.01% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of -4.32%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $56.45 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $56.94.

The stock witnessed a -4.89% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -7.23%, and is -2.46% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.93% over the week and 1.91% over the month.

Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) has around 79000 employees, a market worth around $79.26B and $26.58B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 22.00 and Fwd P/E is 17.54. Profit margin for the company is 13.40%. Distance from 52-week low is 31.85% and -9.48% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (5.10%).

Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) is a “Buy”. 23 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.90, where 4 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 18 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Mondelez International Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/04/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.7 with sales reaching $7.01B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -8.60% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 6.10% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 4.50% in year-over-year returns.

Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) Insider Activity

A total of 11 insider transactions have happened at Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 7 and purchases happening 4 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by MAY PETER W, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that MAY PETER W sold 982,051 shares of the company’s common stock on Feb 18 at a price of $55.63 per share for a total of $54.63 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 9.37 million shares.

Mondelez International Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 17 that MAY PETER W (Director) sold a total of 315,425 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 17 and was made at $55.02 per share for $17.35 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 10.35 million shares of the MDLZ stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 16, MAY PETER W (Director) disposed off 56,234 shares at an average price of $55.01 for $3.09 million. The insider now directly holds 10,668,308 shares of Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ).

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Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Conagra Brands Inc. (CAG) that is trading 14.12% up over the past 12 months. Campbell Soup Company (CPB) is -2.97% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 8.0% from the last report on Dec 30, 2020 to stand at a total of 10.24 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.58.

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