Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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Mondelez International ( MDLZ) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Mondelez International rose $0.68 (2.0%) to $34.64 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9,530,859 shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,687,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.50-$34.67 after having opened the day at $33.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.96. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 35.8%, Verso Paper ( VRS), up 8.6%, Tredegar Corporation ( TG), up 8.2% and Coca-Cola HBC AG ADR ( CCH), up 7.2%.

Mondelez International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. Mondelez International has a market cap of $59.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Mondelez International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mondelez International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), down 9.9%, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 7.3%, VeriFone Systems ( PAY), down 7.2% and Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), down 6.6% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Tesla Motors ( TSLA) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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