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Mondelēz International, Inc. (MDLZ)

  • Thu, Mar. 26, 12:37 PM
    • Deutsche Bank thinks 3G Capital will be back in the food sector for a major acquisition faster than some other investment firms anticipate.
    • 3G put itself in a stronger position to make a major purchase by not adding debt in the Kraft deal.
    • Analyst Eric Katzman sees some food names trading with a premium as the 3G shadow hangs over the sector, while others have downside risk with M&A speculation not making as much sense.
    • Premium on: ConAgra (NYSE:CAG), General Mills (NYSE:GIS), Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ), Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF), PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP).
    • Premium off: Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB), Hershey (NYSE:HSY), Hormel (NYSE:HRL), Kellogg (NYSE:K), J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM).
    • Previously: Investors snapping up food stocks (Mar. 25 2015)
    • Previously: Beer fallout from Kraft buyout (Mar. 25 2015)
    • Previously: Kraft-Heinz merger has a few ETFs on the move (Mar. 25 2015)
  • Wed, Mar. 25, 7:07 AM
    • Food stocks could see a lift today after a high-profile merger between Kraft and Heinz was announced.
    • The sector has been identified by analysts as a likely hotbed for consolidation.
    • Early premarket gainers include Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) +2.1%, General Mills (NYSE:GIS) +1.0%, and Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) +0.4%.
    • Previously: Kraft, Heinz announce merger
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  • Tue, Mar. 24, 9:34 PM
    • Kraft (NASDAQ:KRFT) finished AH trading at $71.44 following a WSJ report stating the company is in talks to sell itself to P-E firm 3G Capital. Mondelez (NASDAQ:MDLZ) rose 3.3% to $36.18, and ConAgra (NYSE:CAG) rose 1.9% to $35.27.
    • The WSJ has added more details. Sources state a deal could be announced soon, and that 3G would use previously-acquired Heinz to make the purchase. It now calls buyout talks "advanced," and highlights 3G's track record of aggressively cutting costs at consumer companies it has acquired.
    • The paper speculates Kraft "could be valued at well over $40 billion," given typical M&A premiums. The food/beverage giant closed AH with a $42.6B market cap.
  • Fri, Mar. 6, 10:46 AM
    • Global consumer staples stocks are weaker than market averages as concerns on market pricing and F/X sit in the background.
    • The 1.21% gain in the U.S. Dollar Index isn't going unnoticed by traders.
    • Notable decliners include General Mills (NYSE:GIS) -1.6%, Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) -2.0%, Unilever (NYSE:UL) -1.9%, General Mills (GIS) -1.8%, Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) -1.9%, Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) -1.8%, Hershey (NYSE:HSY) -1.8%, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) -1.2%.
    • The Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA:XLP) is down 1.2% versus S&P 500 -0.4%.
    • Other staples ETFs: VDC, FXG, RHS, FSTA, PSL, PSCC
  • Wed, Feb. 11, 8:25 AM
    • Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) reports organic revenue rose 2.9% in Q4.
    • If currency swings are backed out, emerging markets and power brands performed well for the company.
    • Gross profit rate -120 bps to 35.6%.
    • Operating income margin rate -390 bps to 6.7%.
    • Revenue growth by region: Latin America -7.3% to $1.24B, Asia Pacific -5.3% to $1.145B, Eastern Europe/Middle East/Africa -15.7% to $898M, Europe -6.7% to $3.76B, North America -3.1% to $1.786B.
    • Guidance: F/X translation is expected to lop off 11 percentage points from 2015 growth. Organic revenue growth of 2% forecast.
    • Previously: Mondelēz beats by $0.04, misses on revenue
    • MDLZ +2.5% premarket.
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  • Nov. 5, 2014, 9:19 AM
    • Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) trades higher after topping consensus estimates with its Q3 report and raising guidance.
    • The company struck broad organic revenue gains, although results in Europe were a drag during the quarter.
    • Guidance: Full-year EPS of $1.67-$1.72 expected vs. $1.67 consensus.
    • MDLZ +4.1% premarket
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  • Nov. 5, 2014, 8:03 AM
    • Mondelēz (NASDAQ:MDLZ): Q3 EPS of $0.50 beats by $0.11.
    • Revenue of $8.34B (-1.5% Y/Y) in-line.
    • Shares +1.9% PM.
    • Press Release
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  • Oct. 10, 2014, 10:47 AM
    • Consumer staples stocks are in favor again with investors taking a defensive posture.
    • PepsiCo (PEP +1.6%), Mondelez International (MDLZ +0.6%), Procter & Gamble (PG +1.5%), and Philip Morris (PM +1.4%) are notable out-performers.
    • The Consumer Staples Select ETF (NYSEARCA:XLP) is up 1.02% on the day.
  • Jul. 11, 2014, 1:28 PM
    • Mondelez International (MDLZ +2.4%) plans to create a stand-alone unit for its European cheese and grocery business, sources tell Bloomberg.
    • The action could set up Mondelez to sell or spinoff the business in the future.
    • Shares of MDLZ shot up immediately after the story broke.
  • Jun. 25, 2014, 11:46 AM
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  • May. 7, 2014, 9:15 AM
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  • May. 7, 2014, 9:04 AM
    • Shares of Mondelez International (MDLZ) rip higher after the company announces a plan to create a new coffee company with D.E. Master Blenders.
    • The company also beats profit estimates with its Q1 report.
    • MDLZ +8.6% premarket
  • Aug. 15, 2013, 8:28 AM
    • Shares of Mondelez International (MDLZ) are up 1.6% premarket as investors seem unperturbed by Pershing Square exiting its position in the stock and Berkshire Hathaway lightening up.
    • A generous buyback program and an emboldened Nelson Peltz could be adding support to sentiment on Mondelez.
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  • Aug. 7, 2013, 4:23 PM
    • Mondelez International (MDLZ): Q2 EPS of $0.37 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $8.62B in-line. (PR)
    • FY13 EPS reaffirmed.
    • MDLZ +2.4% AH.
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  • Jul. 17, 2013, 3:19 PM
    Nelson Peltz says Pepsi (PEP +1%) should buy Mondelez (MDLZ +3.8%) for $35 a share and tells Andrew Ross Sorkin that the problem at PEP isn't management, it's "structure."
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  • May. 8, 2013, 9:27 AM
    Shares of Mondelez International (MDLZ) slip 1% premarket after the company sees lower retail coffee prices and higher costs during Q1 cut into profitability. A stinging downgrade from Credit Agricole straight to Underperform from Outperform isn't helping sentiment.
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Company Description
Mondelez International Inc manufactures confectionery products. It produces packaged food products, including biscuits, confectionery, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery products.