What Will Happen to Mondelez International Inc Next? The Stock Just Had Huge Bullish Options Activity

 What Will Happen to Mondelez International Inc Next? The Stock Just Had Huge Bullish Options Activity

In today’s session Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) registered an unusually high (1,465) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious MDLZ increase. With 1,465 contracts traded and 21304 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: MDLZ161216C00042000 closed last at: $1.82 or 13.7% down. About 1.85 million shares traded hands. Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has declined 0.45% since March 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.06% the S&P500.

Analysts await Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $0.43 earnings per share, up 2.38% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.42 per share. MDLZ’s profit will be $671.72 million for 24.42 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by Mondelez International Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.27% negative EPS growth.

Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Ratings Coverage

Out of 16 analysts covering Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ), 11 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 69% are positive. Mondelez International Inc has been the topic of 29 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. UBS initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 24 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) rating on Friday, July 31. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $49 price target. Credit Agricole downgraded Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) on Thursday, August 6 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, October 26 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 19. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, April 28. CLSA downgraded Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) rating on Thursday, August 6. CLSA has “Outperform” rating and $52 price target.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Mondelez International, Inc. is a food and beverage company. The Company manufactures and markets packaged food products, including snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery products. Its brands include Oreo, Nabisco and LU biscuits; Milka and Cadbury chocolates; Trident gum; Jacobs and Maxwell House coffees; Philadelphia cream cheeses; Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings; Oscar Mayer meats, and Tang powdered beverage. Its brands span various consumer sectors: Biscuits, Confectionery, Beverages, Cheese, Grocery and Convenient Meals. Mondelez International, Inc., formerly known as Kraft Foods Inc., is based in Deerfield, IL.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.11, from 1 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 61 funds sold all Mondelez International Inc shares owned while 432 reduced positions. 88 funds bought stakes while 349 increased positions. They now own 1.15 billion shares or 2.26% less from 1.18 billion shares in 2016Q1.
Moreover, Nordea Inv Management Ab has 0.01% invested in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) for 67,782 shares. Benjamin F Edwards has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Baxter Bros Inc has 6,150 shares for 0.1% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Regions Finance Corporation has 0.33% invested in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) for 563,223 shares. Moreover, Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has 0.01% invested in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) for 48,329 shares. Trexquant Inv Lp accumulated 0.14% or 23,516 shares. Kimelman And Baird Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) for 4,557 shares. The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0.34% in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Bb&T Secs Llc accumulated 0.39% or 547,531 shares. Argi Investment Svcs Ltd Com last reported 5,678 shares in the company. Wallace Capital Mngmt Inc owns 44,562 shares or 0.34% of their US portfolio. Point72 Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 257,400 shares for 0.08% of their US portfolio. Centurylink Inv Mgmt last reported 0.9% of its portfolio in the stock. Kings Point Capital Management accumulated 31,084 shares or 0.36% of the stock. Pitcairn accumulated 0.06% or 11,080 shares.

Mondelez International, Inc. is a snack company. The company has a market cap of $65.61 billion. The Firm makes and markets snack food and beverage products for clients in approximately 165 countries around the world. It has a 9.04 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through five divisions: Latin America; Asia Pacific; Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa ; Europe, and North America.

MDLZ Company Profile

Mondelez International, Inc., incorporated on January 10, 2005, is a snack company. The Firm makes and markets snack food and beverage products for clients in approximately 165 countries around the world. The Firm operates through five divisions: Latin America; Asia Pacific; Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EEMEA); Europe, and North America. The Company’s portfolio includes over seven brands, including Nabisco, Oreo and LU biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolates, and Trident gum, as well as over 50 brands. The Company’s brands span five product categories: biscuits (including cookies, crackers and salted snacks); chocolate; gum and candy; beverages (including coffee and powdered beverages), and cheese and grocery. The Company’s other brands include Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz, TUC/Club Social and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Lacta chocolate; Trident gum; Hall’s candy, and Tang powdered beverages.

Another recent and important Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) news was published by Twst.com which published an article titled: “Mondelez International Inc.: Mondelez International Announces Tender Offer for …” on October 17, 2016.

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