Analyst Ratings for Mondelez International Inc. Cl A (MDLZ)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Mondelez International Inc. Cl A (NASDAQ:MDLZ) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, MDLZ was issued an average rating of Overweight.

23 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 17 gave MDLZ a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 3 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

MDLZ was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 54, implying a possible profit of 22.85 percent. The minimum price target given was 45, implying a possible loss of 2.37 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -4.17 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.24 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.24 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 8 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of MDLZ's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 89.56 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of MDLZ is 0.44.

MDLZ has a 52-week high of 47.23 and a 52-week low of 40.50. Today's price is 8.54 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 6.93 percent. MDLZ has a price/earnings ratio of 39.75. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MDLZ value stock report compares MDLZ to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $67.12 billion. MDLZ will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.