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Mondelez's stock slumps after Kraft's bid for Unilever reduces buyout odds

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By Tomi Kilgore

Shares of Mondelez International Inc. /quotes/zigman/11829567/composite MDLZ +4.96% shed 1.4% in midday trade, as Kraft Heinz Co.'s /quotes/zigman/54335842/composite KHC -3.76% bid to buy Unilever PLC /quotes/zigman/203077/composite UL -7.80% might reduce the likelihood that Mondelez gets acquired. Analyst Pablo Zuanic at Susquehanna said that although Unilever has rejected Kraft Heinz's bid, he believes "a deal to eventually happen." For now, Zuanic said the bid "should lower the probability of a bid for [Mondelez]," as the focus seems to be more on grocery than snacks. He said the bid should also pressure the stocks of a number of U.S.-heavy food companies, including General Mills Inc. /quotes/zigman/227548/composite GIS +2.80% , Campbell Soup Co. /quotes/zigman/221274/composite CPB +0.20% and Kellogg Co. /quotes/zigman/231157/composite K +1.50% . General Mills shares dropped 3.3% after cutting its sales outlook, Campbell's stock shed 6.7% after reporting disappointing quarterly sales and Kellogg's shares slumped 2.9%. Kraft's stock soared 7.6% and Unilever's U.S.-listed shares climbed 11%, while the S&P 500 /quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime SPX +0.46% eased 0.2%.

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/quotes/zigman/11829567/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 44.61
+2.11 +4.96%
Volume: 9.32M
Feb. 21, 2017 2:19p
P/E Ratio
43.60
Dividend Yield
1.70%
Market Cap
$65.64 billion
Rev. per Employee
$261,848
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/quotes/zigman/54335842/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 93.02
-3.64 -3.76%
Volume: 9.03M
Feb. 21, 2017 2:19p
P/E Ratio
40.86
Dividend Yield
2.58%
Market Cap
$117.65 billion
Rev. per Employee
$636,929
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/quotes/zigman/203077/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 44.75
-3.79 -7.80%
Volume: 8.37M
Feb. 21, 2017 2:19p
P/E Ratio
22.28
Dividend Yield
3.07%
Market Cap
$56.80 billion
Rev. per Employee
$340,252
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/quotes/zigman/227548/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 60.89
+1.66 +2.80%
Volume: 5.46M
Feb. 21, 2017 2:19p
P/E Ratio
22.74
Dividend Yield
3.15%
Market Cap
$34.35 billion
Rev. per Employee
$408,982
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/quotes/zigman/221274/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 58.60
+0.12 +0.20%
Volume: 3.19M
Feb. 21, 2017 2:19p
P/E Ratio
36.64
Dividend Yield
2.39%
Market Cap
$17.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
$480,606
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/quotes/zigman/231157/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 73.99
+1.09 +1.50%
Volume: 1.77M
Feb. 21, 2017 2:19p
P/E Ratio
37.99
Dividend Yield
2.81%
Market Cap
$25.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
$387,587
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime
US : S&P Base CME
2,362.04
+10.88 +0.46%
Volume: 1.22B
Feb. 21, 2017 2:19p
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