Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Mondelez International

(

MDLZ

) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Mondelez International as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MDLZ has 12x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 2.77 mentions/day.
  • MDLZ has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $427.5 million.

Identifying stocks with 'Unusual Social Activity' tends to be a valuable process for traders looking to capitalize on the 'talk of the town' stocks that are basking in far more attention from the StockTwits financial community than normal. Good press? Bad press? It ultimately doesn't matter if it's good or bad if you know how to trade around the sentiment. Certain hedge funds use such data for their proprietary algorithms and it is not uncommon to see shared social sentiment play itself out in a stock's price trend.

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More details on MDLZ:

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.6%. MDLZ has a PE ratio of 9. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Mondelez International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Mondelez International has been 7.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mondelez International has a market cap of $65.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 1.08 and a short float of 0.8% with 1.26 days to cover. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Mondelez International as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Food Products industry and the overall market, MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 42.20% is the gross profit margin for MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 8.58% is above that of the industry average.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.63, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.43 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC increased its bottom line by earning $4.44 versus $1.27 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 58.5% in earnings ($1.84 versus $4.44).

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